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Power outage re-routes Benton County emergency calls

The Benton County Sheriff's Department has lost all power. All Benton County calls, including 911 emergency calls, are being re-routed through Tama and Buchanan Counties until power can be restored. Benton County initially lost power at 12:40 this afternoon, but used backup generators to stay in service. Then, at 2:05, teh Benton County Sheriff's department lost all power. Additional generators are being sent to Benton County, but all 911 emergency calls will be re-routed through Tama and Buchanan County. If you have an emergency in Benton County, just make your call and it will be handled as usual, though the re-routing could mean a few minutes in additional response time to all calls.   

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