- When calling 911, it can take 7 seconds or more for the call to be processed through the complex 911 switches. Even if you don’t hear the phone ring immediately after dialing 911, stay on the line and do not hang up. If you are calling from a phone which routes through a PBX, it may add several more seconds.
- In the event of a severe earthquake or major natural disaster, 911 circuits may become overloaded. Be sure to have the local seven digit number of the Communications Center (740-1105), and the phone numbers and addresses of your local police and fire departments available.
If you need to report an emergency, call 911 immediately
- Please DO NOT text, email, or attempt to send multi-media messages to report an emergency to Lewis County Communications. The E-911 system in Washington State does not currently support notification of that type at this time.