Flood Aftermath of Cyclone, Reaching out to Jewish Settlements

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The flood following the cyclone which swept the far eastern area reached Yekaterino Nikolsk, Michailosemenovsk and the Bidzhan districts where there are Jewish settlements.

The population of Tichonokoye evacuated the town, leaving in boats. The Ozet, society for Jewish land settlement, received report that the food held in Tichnokoye warehouses for the Jewish settlers was unaffected. The food has been transported in boats to Bira where most of the Jewish colonists are settled.

The Executive Committee of the Michailosemenovsk district sent a special representative with Robinson, Ozet representative, to organize protective measures in Biro, sixty verst from Tichonkoye. So far there is no danger of the flood reaching Bira, but it is possible that it might be cut off from the food supply.

Riders sent to Razdolnoye and Nekipeloye near Tichonkoye where there are Jewish settlers, returned from Razdolnoye reporting that the haystacks are submerged but the houses are not flooded. The messengers have not returned from Nekipeloye.

The Amur is reported 853 centimeters above normal. Ten steamers and numerous smaller craft are rescuing the population along its banks, and bread and supplies have been furnished the victims. Aeroplaues investigating the fooded area report fitfy settlements and about 6,800 houses submerged. It is estimated that 34,554 people already are in need of help.

The far eastern Central Committee telegraphed to Moscow for another million roubles for relief and preventative measures.

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