Allen Parish 911 system operating following lightning strike

Allen Parish 911 system operating following lightning strike

ALLEN PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office communication system took a lightning strike on Thursday afternoon leading to a loss of phone communications, according to Chief Deputy Ricky Johnson.

The 911 system was not affected in the strike, and Johnson says residents are urged to continue to call 911 in case of an emergency. The office phone lines are not operating at this time and there is no indication on when communications will be restored.

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