We are experiencing issues with some 911 calls. If you can’t get through, try using a landline phone or call @TampaPD at (813) 231-6130, @TampaFireRescue at (813) 232-6805. pic.twitter.com/pBzu7Dl8DF— City of Tampa (@CityofTampa) September 7, 2018
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.