Deja Vu: Cleveland's Emergency System Goes Down - Again

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Deja vu in Cleveland, after the city's emergency system went down for a few hours late Wednesday night.

That means there was no fire, EMS or police communication from 10:30PM to about midnight.

Police were forced to return to their districts to get assignments and all units on the roads had to be contacted via cellphones.

Since last February, the Cleveland Safety Department recognized the problem and received $30-50 million dollars from Homeland Security to upgrade the system.

The city did take proposals from companies to overhaul the system, but recently turned them all down.

19 Action News checked with the city to see if any big emergencies were missed when the system was down. The city said no.

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