Reverse 911 System Being Overwhelmed with Calls
POSTED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 8:39am
UPDATED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:55pm
Cameron county's new reverse 911 system, that began on Wednesday, has proven so successful that it's become a problem for residents to register for the service.
So many people are registering for the new cell phone service that phone lines are being jammed and calls are not getting through. County officials are asking people to wait a day or so to register to receive emergency cell phone calls online. Since there's no impending emergency, like a hurricane, right now officials think there's no problem asking people to wait.