Currituck County 911 Troubles Repaired

UPDATE: Currituck County says the problems with its 911 system has been repaired.

A lightning strike is causing 911 problems in Currituck County.

The strike happened at the county’s communications center.

Crews are working to fix this problem.

Anyone who calls 911 and does not receive an answer can reach a dispatcher by calling 252-232-2216 or 252-232-2424.

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  • by C Location: Greenville on Jul 29, 2009 at 06:39 PM
    Most 911 systems refer to the actual phones in the Comm Centers. Even if there was a Back Up system J...the possibility of a Lightening Strike happenning can fry those lines! That's the main problem that Currituck County had! Yes it probably zapped their actual consoles, but the lines themselves probably or may have had to been replaced as well. Even the newest phone systems that do have this sort of Backup you refer to, won't do any good if the lightening has fried the lines! How bout when people dig before calling, and cut the fiber optic cables? No back up for that. Just Food for thought!
  • by Hey J on Jul 29, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    Hey J.... stuff happens.
  • by j Location: nc on Jul 29, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    quess they dont have a back up system like most counties in nc! some one needs to look into this. talk about hanging your taxpayers out to dry!

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