Glitch found in Deschutes County 911

Glitch found in Deschutes County 911

Glitch found in Deschutes County 911

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM

BEND, Ore. -- Deschutes County hopes it has found a fix to a glitch at its 911 dispatch center that caused telephone and computer systems to lose power during a snowstorm.

The Bend Bulletin reports the 90-minute outage in February could have been avoided if a control circuit had operated properly.

But the circuit caused a complete shutoff to the dispatch center's computer room and a backup system that would have drawn power from an emergency generator.

The fix will cost about $70,000.

The setup was built according to code, but the code changed this year to provide an exception for critical operations centers like 911 dispatch centers.

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