UPDATE (1/31/2018 2:30 pm) Pinellas: 911 service fully restored
All customers should dial 911 to report emergencies.
As of 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 911 service has been fully restored in Pinellas County. All those needing to report an emergency in Pinellas County should call 911.
Some wireless and landline carriers experienced issues with 911 call routing during the morning hours. All counties in the Tampa Bay area experienced similar issues.
The Pinellas County Regional 911 Center activated a temporary backup number to ensure all those needing to make emergency calls could get through.
Pinellas County additionally communicated this information via the county’s emergency alert system Alert Pinellas, as well as social media accounts and the county website, www.pinellascounty.org.
Pinellas: Backup emergency number activated due to 911 carrier outages
Customers who cannot get through to 911 should dial (727) 582-5770 to report an emergency
As of 11:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, some Pinellas County customers may experience issues dialing 911. Residents needing to make an emergency call should continue to dial 911. However, residents who cannot get through to 911 should call the designated temporary backup number, (727) 582-5770. The Pinellas County backup number is fully staffed by the same professional dispatchers.
At this time, some wireless and landline carriers are experiencing issues with 911 routing. The Pinellas County Regional 911 Center is working with phone providers to fully restore the service. A time of resolution is unknown at this time.
All counties in the Tampa Bay area are experiencing similar issues. Pinellas County is additionally communicating this information via the county’s emergency alert system Alert Pinellas, as well as social media accounts and the county website, www.pinellascounty.org.
Also you may call Indian Shores Police Department at 727-595-5414