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Jewish Settlements Near Tichonkoye Not Affected by Cyclone

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Jewish settlements along the Bira River, sixty miles from Tichonkoye, were not affected by the results of the cyclone which caused havoc in the Tichonkoyo district. Over fifty settlements in the neighborhood were submerged.

The governmental department for settling Jews has cabled 80,000 roubles for the flood sufferers, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency representative here learned. The Bidzhan government has also assigned a million roubles for relief.

A telegraphic report to the Ozet, the society sponsoring the Bureya settlement, from its representative Rashkes at Tickonkoye states that the overflowing of the Bira has caused the road building work to be stopped. The Bidzhan district is in direct danger of the flood.

Many houses in Tichonkoye were washed away. The Jewish barracks in Razdolnoye and the haystacks in the fields were also swept away before the swelling waters.

Robinson, another Ozet representative proceeded up the Bira by rowboat, the Tichonkoye bridge having been washed away. The flood endangers all the settlements along the Amur from Blagoveshensk to Chabarovsk. The entire population has been mobilized to save the government institutions and the factors. There are no railroad communications between Chabarovisk and Blagovenshensk.

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