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Israeli Flood Victims Return to Their Homes; Reconstruction Started

Most of the families who were evacuated from their homes during floods of the past two weeks today began returning, while those whose houses and tents were destroyed by the gales or washed away by the waters remain in public buildings under the care of social welfare organizations.

Clear weather today greatly aided the work of reconstructing and repairing the tents in the immigrant camps. Army engineers started to erect new bridges in the Hadera Area where the bridges were damaged by flood. Volunteers are still doing relief work among the disaster victims.

A consignment of prefabricated wooden huts arrived today in the port of Haifa and will soon be set up for the victims of the flood. In the meantime, the Israel Parliament was asked today to approve an appropriation of 3,000,000 Israeli pounds for reconstruction work.