911 Outages Reported In South Dakota And Nebraska

911 Outages Reported In South Dakota And Nebraska
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Multiple 911 outages have been reported in Nebraska and South Dakota
  • Sioux Falls, Hall County and Douglas County are among the areas affected
  • Douglas County officials confirmed T-Mobile is experiencing a 911 outage


Multiple 911 outages have been reported for parts of Nebraska and South Dakota. Sioux Falls, Hall County and Douglas County are among the areas facing outage.
"The South Dakota 911 system is experiencing intermittent outages. To report an emergency in Sioux Falls, call 605-367-7000," City of South Dakota reported.
Douglas County officials also confirmed that T-Mobile is experiencing a 911 outage. Anyone having difficulty reaching 911 should call (402) 444-5802.
Rapid City Police Department issued multiple updates on the 911 outage situation. In the latest one, issued at 8:51 p.m. local time, the Department said that Pennington County 911 is being inundated with calls from people who are just trying to test the system. They asked residents not to call unless an actual emergency exists.
"Each 911 attempt is getting a call-back from dispatch, however, the workload generated from unnecessary calls is hampering their efforts to get appropriate resources where they need to go. PLEASE DON'T CALL 911 UNLESS AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY EXISTS," the department said.
Jerauld County Sheriff's office also said that 911 is down statewide and asked residents to call the sheriff's office in case of an emergency.
"Just received notice that 911 is currently down statewide. If you have an emergency and can't get through calling 911, please call our office number at 605-539-1311. We will share any updates that we receive concerning this situation. Thank you," the Sheriff's office said in a statement on Facebook.
Miner County Sheriff's Office also issued an update saying that not much information is available on the outages at this moment. They also asked residents to use the sheriff's office's non-emergency number in case of emergencies.
"At this time we don't have any further information. Until the system is back up use the non-emergency number 605-772-4501," they said.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
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