Where can I get municipal information regarding the Covid-19 (Corona) virus effects?
In accordance with the ongoing events and adhering to the guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Health, the municipality is preparing for the continuous provision of services. More information can be found here
Where can I get instructions regarding what to do in the various emergencies that might happen in the city?
Instructions regarding what to do in the various emergencies will be announced in the media (Television, radio, social media, etc.), according to the ongoing events. We advise you to listen to the national and local media and follow the instructions given.
Feel free to contact at any time Tel-Aviv-Jaffa's 106 Hotline and the Home Front Command Hotline 104.
Why is it necessary to get prepared now? Surely there will be enough time to get ready before a war actually starts
States of emergency, in general, and wars, in particular, can occur without having time to prepare beforehand. Therefore, the best time to get ready is today, in normal times. The preparations are few and simple and can save lives.
What exactly am I supposed to do today?
There are a number of steps you should take:
Knowing the time you have for reaching a protected space after a siren is heard
Choosing your preferred protected space, based on the amount of time you have in order to reach it. Information about warning times can be found on the Home Front Command's website, Facebook page or by calling its 104 Hotline
Preparing the needed equipment for the protected space
Familiarizing yourself with the protection instructions pertaining to different types of emergency situations
Preparing a family emergency plan
Making a plan for how to help the elderly and persons with special needs
How should I prepare my protected space?
- Make sure that the size of the space and the number of seats/places to lie down that it has are commensurate with the number of people who will be using it
- If it has shutters, close them
- Recommended equipment for a protected space:
- Means of communication that will enable you to receive updates (computer, TV, radio)
- 4 liters of water in closed bottles for each person per day; it is advisable to prepare water for three days
- Food in closed packages, such as canned goods or snacks
- Emergency lighting or a flashlight and batteries
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- List of emergency phone numbers and phone numbers of family members and neighbors
- Items that will make your stay in the protected space more pleasant, such as games, newspapers or books
- Copies of important documents, medical records, prescriptions for regular medications, IDs and financial documents
How can I find out where my protected space is?
Go to the Home Front Command's website and after entering your address, you will receive the name of your protected area and the number of your warning area
The public bomb shelter is locked and no one can find the key. Who should I contact?
The local authority will open the bomb shelters only in times of emergency and if instructed to do so by the Home Front Command. In normal times, most of the public bomb shelters will remain locked, apart from bomb shelters that are used for various purposes (e.g. as synagogues and other purposes)
How should I choose my preferred protected space?
Every apartment and building have their own protected spaces:
- A protected room or stairwell
- A bomb shelter in the building which you can reach within the designated amount of time for your area after a siren is heard
- The most enclosed space in your apartment
You should choose a space that you can reach within the designated amount of time for your area after a siren is heard; the space must have as few outer walls as possible and as few windows and openings as possible. If you are unable to find such a space, you can choose an inner corridor or entranceway.
Do not choose a space that has large glass windows or whose walls are covered with mirrors or glass, such as bathrooms, because they can shatter due to a blast.
- If you live on the top floor of a building, you should go out into the stairwell (provided that it is inside the building) and go down one floor: if you live in a three-story building, go down one floor, or go down two floors if you live in a building that has more than three floors
- If you are in a single-story building, lock yourself in an inner room; it is advisable to go to a public bomb shelter near where you live or where you are a few hours after an incident occurs, if possible