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BPD Gets 454 Calls Sunday, State Still Recovering

Last updated on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

(UNDATED) - Statewide, recovery efforts are continuing from Sunday’s storms.

The remnants of Hurricane Ike passed through the area causing high winds and heavy rains throughout Indiana and Illinois amongst other areas.

The Indiana Treasurer's Office says they were pleased with how the state's wireless network handled a record amount of 911 calls.

The office says they fielded almost 17,000 calls on Sunday. Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley tells WBIW News his dispatch room handled 454 calls to 911 on Sunday alone.

So far, 6 counties have declared emergencies with one more possible, and Indiana's death toll has risen to 7.

Right now, Jasper, Jefferson, Lake, Martin, Perry and Porter counties are declared emergency areas with Crawford in evaluation.

Finally, a shelter has been set up at Washington County Hospital.

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