LaPorte County numbers in after blizzard

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(Marissa Zimney/95.3 MNC)

The numbers are in from LaPorte County in regard to last week’s blizzard.

LaPorte County was the first county in northern Indiana to issue a Travel Warning, last week.

Between December 22nd through December 24th, deputies battled extreme arctic like nightmarish conditions as the weather system swept through the region.

In total, deputies answered 173 calls for service, including two Injury Crashes, 22 Property Damage Crashes and 72 Slide-Offs and Disabled Vehicles.

During the 56-hour stretch, deputies not only responded to traffic-related incidents, but also domestic disturbances, welfare checks, battery investigations, and juvenile complaints, just to name a few.

2 COMMENTS

  1. This, coupled with the RVS pandemic, was more of a reason for people not to venture out or even have to work than Covid-19, if you ask me! Being sick for three weeks with RVS and the harsh weather conditions were enough to keep me in doors for the majority of the month. They should have told everyone to stay home and only go out for emergencies, then issued everyone stimulus checks for the new year!

  2. I meant to say RSV. Usually, RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) only affects children, but this new strain wasn’t picky about who it infected. Had me hacking up a lung something serious to the point where I was going to run out of breath and pass out. Then, the amount of crud I would have to clear from my sinuses every morning was unprecedented. Lost my appetite because of the virus and never felt as lethargic in my life. Was going to visit the ER and learned that people with RSV were being told to stay home and that the only thing we could do was stay hydrated, take over the counter meds, and rest. Also, apparently it’s best to be in a cool environment and to use a humidifier because symptoms are exacerbated by hot, dry air. Was waking up every couple of hours the entire time because I had to make a homemade humidifier by placing wet towels over the air vent. And the freezing temperatures made it impossible not to turn the heat on at least to 63 degrees. RSV isn’t for the faint of heart or anyone who doesn’t have money or resources to help them make an expedient recovery. It was a horrible time to be sick, not just because of the fact it was around Christmas, but because of the blustery weather conditions.

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