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Widespread 911 outage causes alarm for Kansas officials


December 2, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some officials charged with upgrading Kansas' 911 system say a nearly three-hour outage across the southern part of the state on Sunday revealed the potential for future major disruptions to emergency operations.

During the outage, which began about 1:35 p.m., multiple counties weren't able to log into the state's 911 system. The impact varied, with some agencies posting alternative emergency phone numbers on social media or rerouting calls before service was restored around 4:40 p.m., The Kansas City Star reported.

A 2018 audit warned that the system was at risk of ou...

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