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Municipality of Jerusalem prepares for winter

We’re ready, how about you? The Municipality recommends residents to take these important steps

How to prepare for the Jerusalem winter:

  • Check the safety of electrical systems and equip yourself with emergency lighting and batteries
  • In private yards, trim trees and branches near power lines
  • Make sure roofs and openings are sealed, and that windows and shutters can be completely closed
  • Tighten antennas, solar heaters, awnings and other objects on roofs
  • Clear gutters and drainage systems, especially on open balconies, as well as on ground floors and in underground parking garages

If the forecast calls for strong winds, heavy rain, and possible flooding or snow:

  • Stock up on basic food, drink, hygiene and medical products
  • Prepare heating for the elderly and babies
  • Take down objects that may fall from high places, such as flowerpots, planters, and signs
  • When it snows, avoid driving on the roads except in emergencies, and in such cases, only according to guidelines
  • Avoid staying under awnings, pergolas, huts or temporary structures with more than 10 cm of snow, as they may collapse
  • Clear snow from driveways near homes
  • Stay away from severed power lines
  • When there is a possibility of frost, let hot water trickle from the faucet to prevent the water in solar water heater pipes from freezing - otherwise, the pipes could burst

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