911 outages reported in Tampa and Hillsborough County, here's where to call instead

Or use a landline.

We've been here before. In January, the Bay area experienced widespread 911 outages, and now, for at least the last 17 hours, Tampa officials are reporting that callers are experiencing issues once again.

Tampa Police first posted about the outage on Thursday night at 7 p.m., and as of 11:30 a.m. on Friday, many of the problems persisted. 

"We are experiencing issues with some 911 calls," TPD wrote in a message. "If you can’t get through, try using a landline phone or call [Tampa police] at (813) 231-6130, [Tampa Fire Rescue] at (813) 232-6805."

So, if you need to call for help, try 911 or one of the numbers above.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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