This morning, my wife got an alert that 911 service was down in our area. I did not. The alert told her to call a 360 area code for help - all landlines around here are 503.

Perhaps they messaged based on cellphone area codes? Seems ... inefficient.

On further investigation, the outage was specifically in Clark County. Which is a county in Washington. We live in Washington County in Oregon.

Yeah ... someone got some wires crossed somewhere.


I feel bad for anyone from (or from near) Washington living elsewhere with a # from the region who was woken up with a "don't call 911" message today.

Even more so for those living in Clark County with out-of-state cell who DIDN'T get a message. Here's hoping you don't need 911 today :-(

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