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Re: Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Wed Mar 29 04:40:32 2000

Southwestern Bell says there was some network congestion, but no
telephone network failures.

TXU says 30,000 customers lost power.

Emergency service officials report the 9-1-1 PSAP in Fort Worth
was overloaded during the storm, but calls were redirected to mutual
aid PSAPs including Arlington.

The FBI and ATF offices were essentially destroyed.  Part of downtown
Fort Worth is expected to be closed due to the danger of falling glass
through Wednesday morning.

One company has already issued a press releases saying their data
center in the area is operational.  Most of the Internet facilities
are concentrated on the Dallas side of the metro area.