City of Odessa reminding citizens 911 is for emergencies only

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The City of Odessa has a reminder for you.

9-1-1 is for emergency calls only.

The emergency call center was receiving a sudden surge of calls, after a power outage Sunday afternoon.

Most of those calls to inform dispatchers the power was out.

The city says those calls create problems for people trying to get through who have a real emergency.