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SpU TH 8F <br /> 4 � <br /> 1865 <br /> CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 19, 2012 <br /> Contact:Debra Johnson,Director of Communications <br /> Phone: 574-235-5853 <br /> MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG WELCOMES HOME SOUTH BEND <br /> FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE DEPLOYED TO HENRYVILLE,IN <br /> South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg thanked the six firefighters from the South Bend Fire <br /> Department and South Bend Police Assistant Chief Gary Horvath who returned home <br /> Friday after an eight-day deployment to the Clark County tornado disaster zone. <br /> "South Bend is proud of the work you have done," said Buttigieg. "Thank you for <br /> dedicating your time and expertise to the recovery efforts for the tornado victims of <br /> southern Indiana." <br /> South Bend crews were a part of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 2 <br /> All Hazards Incident Management Team. South Bend crews assumed command of the <br /> disaster zone and worked closely with volunteers from across the region to restore the <br /> affected communities. The IDHS District 2 All Hazards Incident Management Team, <br /> which was comprised of fifteen personnel representing seven area counties,was deployed <br /> to the disaster area on March 9, 2012. <br /> Crews utilized their advanced skills to supply emergency support to the tornado victims <br /> residing in the disaster area. The results of their efforts involved the removal of more than <br /> one million cubic yards of debris from the area. More than 60,000 volunteer hours have <br /> been recorded since the onset of the storms. <br /> On March 2, 2012, an EF4 tornado ravaged the southern Indiana communities of New <br /> Pekin,Daisy Hill,Henryville,Mount Moriah,Marysville,and Nabb. The tornado <br /> inflicted widespread damage and claimed the lives of thirteen people. More than five <br /> hundred structures in the area were either partially or completely destroyed by the <br /> tornados. It is estimated that the recovery effort is more than thirty days ahead of initial <br /> estimates due to the hard work of volunteers and response personnel. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING- 227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD-SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 FAx 574/235-9892 <br />