October 2012
Urgent Communications;Oct2012, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p46
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This article reports that the derecho that hit several U.S. states in the summer of 2012 resulted not only in several deaths and injuries but power outages as well. The outages had affected carrier networks and/or public safety answering points, preventing millions of people in dire need of help from calling 911 call takers for days in some cases. The inquiries that the U.S. Congress and Federal Communications Commission conducted on storm's impact on 911 system are also discussed.


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