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Posted on: January 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Dispatch Center Being Overrun with 911 calls

Kootenai County:  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to only call 911 for emergencies.  Due to the storm, our Dispatch Center is being overrun with 911 calls for reports of trees down and other weather related events.  I you have an emergency please call 911.  If you are reporting a tree down or other weather related events please use the non-emergency number 208-446-1300.

Currently the Dispatch Center has entered over 400 calls for service as a result of the storm.  The majority of these calls are traffic hazards, trees down and power issues.  The Dispatch Center and First Responders are working as hard as possible to answer all the calls.  We ask that everyone please be patient as we work through the calls

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