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40,000 Roubles Damage Suffered by the Jewish Settlers in Flood Area

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Damage to Jewish property in the districts visited by the flood following the cyclone which swept over the far eastern area amounted to 40,000 roubles, according to a telegraphic report received by the Ozet, society for settling Jews on the land, from its representative Mr. Rashkes. This amount includes 10,000 roubles damage in Ekaterina Nikolsk and 17,000 in the Michail-osemenovsk district.

Normal life has been resumd in Bira, the seat of the Jewish settlement. In Tichonkeye the water is receding. The warehouses containing food and implements belonging to the Ozet were unharmed.

According to official information given out by the government, the situation in the Chabarovsk area has grown worse. More settlements are expected to be flooded, being in line of the swelling waters.

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