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BR 911 lines overloaded with calls for surrounding parishes

7 months 1 week 5 days ago August 13, 2016 Aug 13, 2016 Saturday, August 13 2016 August 13, 2016 6:39 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Residents of Baton Rouge attempting to use 911 this morning may be unable to get through due to the high volume of calls coming in from surrounding parishes.

BRPD said as flood water has risen overnight in neighboring parishes, the calls have continued to come in.

911 dispatchers can only send help to residents that fall within their service area, so residents in surrounding parishes are advised to contact their own local authorities as soon as they can. 

The 911 call center in Livingston is flooded and rescue efforts are underway there. Residents in Livingston Parish are encouraged to use 225-686-3996 as an alternate 911 services line.

Baton Rouge residents who find they are unable to get through are advised to try calling back.

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