Jerusalem Municipality opens bomb shelters across city

July 8, 2014 17:20

Residents in capital instructed to take cover for 10 minutes if sirens sound; municipality events to continue as planned.

Israelis sit in a bomb shelter [illustrative photo

Israelis in Bomb Shelter. (photo credit: Amir Cohen / Reuters)

The Jerusalem Municipality announced Tuesday evening that it will open public bomb shelters across the capital. In the statement, the municipality also recommended that residents open their private shelters.

“In the case of a siren or explosion, residents should go to the closest protected area within 90 seconds and close all doors and windows and stay indoors for 10 minutes,” the statement read.

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“All residents are asked to continue to listen to instructions from the Home Front Command. As of now, all municipal events will take place as scheduled.”

Jerusalem opened its public bomb shelters after Tel Aviv opened its bomb shelters earlier on Tuesday after the Home Front Commands instructed the Tel Aviv Municipality to open and ready its bomb shelters, Jerusalem

A list of all the shelters can be found on the municipality website

The Home Front Command instructed the Tel Aviv Municipality to open public bomb shelters in the city.

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