TA approves 60 parking garages to be used as bomb shelters

August 15, 2012 16:53


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The Tel Aviv Municipality on Wednesday approved a list of 60 underground parking lots that can be used as bomb shelters in the case of a missile attack on the home front.

The municipality said that the garages cover some 850,000 square meters of territory and can take in some 800,000 people stuck without access to a bomb shelter or safe room at or near their home, with a little over one square meter per person if filled to capacity.

The parking garages include the Central Bus Station’s four-story, 83,000 square foot garage, as well as sites at Dizengoff Center, Rabin Square, and the Azrieli mall.

The municipality said that all of the parking garages are up to the IDF Home Front Command’s standards for safe areas, and have access to bathrooms and running water. In the coming days the city will begin posting signs throughout the city indicating the locations of the parking garages, which will join the 241 public bomb shelters the municipality currently maintains in the city.

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