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Hoosier National Guard Activated, Assist With Civilian Evac

Last updated on Monday, September 15, 2008

(MUNSTER) - Indiana National Guard troops were activated Sunday to assist with the evacuation of up to 5,000 residents in Munster and to help safeguard property against flooding.

A shelter was set up at Munster High School. Interstate 80/94 was shut down.

The Indiana Department of Transportation said the Little Calumet River's levees broke, spilling water onto the interstate.

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