Tel Aviv Municipality opens bomb shelters across city

July 8, 2014 21:08

Home Front Command instructs country's largest city to inspect and prepare public bomb shelters in event situation in the South escalates.

Bomb shelter in Beersheba

Bomb Shelter (empty) 370. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

The Tel Aviv Municipality opened its public bomb shelters to residents on Tuesday in order to "provide an optimal response for residents if necessary" in the event that escalations in the South reach the Center.

The Home Front Command also instructed Tel Aviv residents top prepare for utilizing protected rooms and shelters in their private homes.

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The order to prepare the city's bomb shelters came only hours before Iron Dome intercepted a rocket just south of Tel Aviv as air raid sirens sounded in central Israeli cities for the first time amid recent escalations.

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