Jerusalem mayor: Storm ‘Alexa’ cost city $290 million

02.01.2014                      01.Schwat.5774                      Rosch Chodesch

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Jerusalem mayor: Storm ‘Alexa’ cost city $290 million

‘We expect the government to pass meaningful aid budgets to enable the municipality to overcome the vast economic and infrastructural damage to city,’ says Barkat.

Deeming last month’s powerful storm Alexa a “natural disaster,” responsible for approximately $290 million in financial losses, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat beseeched the Knesset Finance Committee Wednesday to aid the city in its recovery….