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Phone Outage - Some Services restored

Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Recent Releases
Drive-In @ the Fairgrounds 2015 Movie series begins April 24th!
Elections Office Seeks “Con” Writers for April Ballot
Logic and Accuracy Test March 25
San Juan County Council Members Take County Interests to Olympia
FAC, Hughes Invite comment on Ferry Reservation System
San Juan County and Union Strike New 3 Year Contract Deal
San Juan County Retires Solid Waste Debt Early
Health Department Urges SJC Residents to Confirm their Immunizations
Remodel of Auditor's Office Begins February 6
County Email Service is Off-line
Camp Hosts Wanted
Camp Host wanted!
New Parks & Fair Office Construction Begins at County Fairgrounds
SJC Board of Health Adopts Patient's Bill of Rights
Historic Marriage Licenses Now Available Online
Council Honors Carol Strum's Service to the County
Bob Jarman Elected Council Chair
Annual Homeless Count January 29
County Officials to be Sworn into Office Monday, January 5
New licensing laws eliminate seven-year plate replacement and add a fee to fund ferries
Town Hall Meeting to be held on Orcas Island Crime Spree
San Juan County Council to hold meetings on Marijuana in January
Public Works & Trails Committee Partner on Improvement Project
County Parks & Fair Dept. bid call for Small Works Roster contractor
San Juan County Council Chair Receives Leadership Award
Human Services Transportation Plan Meetings Scheduled on Orcas and Lopez
Assessor Apologizes for Error in Island Rec’s Levy Numbers
Help us in processing your application by using current forms!
Emergency Managers Plan for Ebola Response
Flea Market THIS Saturday & December Date Added!
Election Results Tonight - Live or on the Internet
2015 Dog Tags Available November 17
First Ever Indoor Movie at the Fairgrounds!
Your General Election Ballot has been mailed
Elections Equipment Testing October 16
Fall Flea and Craft Markets at the Fairgrounds!
Volunteer to Participate in Emergency Preparedness "Shake Out"
Expired/Old Permit Purging
Renovation of Dispatch Center Begins Sept 15. Some Inconvenience Expected
Leave No Trace Selects San Juan Islands as One of Its Eight Endangered ‘Hot Spots’ in Nation
Council Commemorates Sept. 11, 2001
Open Houses on New Stormwater Project Priorities Sept 15, 16, 18
Apply for low-income housing grants, loans by Sept. 30
County Emergency Manager Reports Lessons from Napa Earthquake
Stormwater Meetings to begin Week of September 15
THANK YOU, Lopez Village Association!
Argument Writers Needed for November Ballot
Council Expected to Propose Continuation of Tax Levy Authorization
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.
Events Saturday at Fairgrounds
Early Entry Dates for SJC Fair
Trashion Fashion applications available for SJC Fair
Bon voyage sailing for the Evergreen State is June 29
Fair seeks Fine Arts and Photography Superintendents
Vote counting equipment testing for the August Primary on July 11
Got Junk in the Trunk?
SWEET! Willy Wonka Drive In at the Fairgrounds THIS Friday
County Parks Celebrates Odlin Park Project Completion
Lopez Hazardous Waste Round-Up June 21
Fair at Orcas Farmers Market Saturday
Sheriff Takes Delivery of New Public Safety Boat
Request for Qualifications - Architectural & Construction
Fairgrounds launches new website!
County Fair Premium Book online June 6
Rediscover Odlin County Park on June 11!
Wax on, wax off with the Karate Kid June 6
Hey YOUTH, want a free pass to the Fair?
Council asks Citizens to Help Report Jet Noise Problems
CARS races into Friday Harbor!
A Spielberg Classic on the Big Screen at Fairgrounds May 9
Road Work Begins Soon in Eastsound
Candidate Filing Week May 12 through May 16
Let them eat Pie!
Ongoing Measles Alert
Spring Flea Market!
County Needs to Hear From People with Pending Time-Sensitive Permit Applications
Spring Flea Market at the Fairgrounds - Call for Vendors
REMINDER - Permit Application Review
County Removes Illegally Dumped Tires from Deadman Bay Preserve
Annual Hazardous Waste Round-Ups Scheduled for Orcas, San Juan and Lopez Islands
Annual Survey Finds 65 County Residents with No Stable Place to Sleep
Community Meeting on Regional Services for Crime Victims
New Critical Area Regulations Become Effective March 31
Public Workshops on the New Critical Area Regulations
Community Development and Planning Office Renovation Underway
Now Report Stormwater Problems Online
Vote Counting Equipment Test March 18 at 10:00 am
County Council Appointments new director of Community Development & Planning
Planning and Land Use Updates and Workshops
Deer Harbor Bridge Project Community Updates Scheduled March 6 and 12
License Your Dog, and Feed Him, Too!
County Posts Lodging Tax Grant RFP
County Council pushes back CAO Implementation
Sheriff Issues Conclusions on Hayride Stop
Councilmember Bob Jarman Recovering
CAO Updates Go Into Effect in March
Council Chair Wagers Local Treasures on Super Bowl
County Parks Announces New Lopez Island Park Manager
Washington Courts Warn of Email Scam Virus
Council Schedules Feb. 4 Hearing on CAO
Upgraded Traffic Signs Being Installed on San Juan Island
Sheriff Nou Releases Reports, Comments on Christmas Eve Stop
Vote counting equipment testing on January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Septic Reporting Fee to be Collected With Property Tax Payment
County Offices Holiday Schedule
Council Honors Firewise Program Volunteers
Utilities and Transportation Commission Hears Different Views of Phone Outage
County Council Adopts “Hold-the-Line” 2014 Budget
Ferry Meeting December 4 in Friday Harbor
Assessor Mails Property Valuation Notices
Eastsound Stormwater Street Project Begins December 2
2014 Dog Tags Now Available
Communiciations Outage Restoration Update
Good News, not so Good News on Phone Service Repair
Land-Line Phone Back to Normal. Work Remains on Cell, Data Lines.
Phone Service to Mainland Restored, but Capacity Limited
SJC Council Adopts Resolution Declaring Emergency Due to Communications Outage
Phone Outage - Some Services restored - Full Repair Will not be Immediate
CenturyLink New 11/7 Release re Phone Outage
High Quality Landscape Mulch Available
Planning Commission Video Conference Participation Questionable due to Outage
Phone Outage - Some Services restored
County's Licensing Services Disrupted by Outages
Parks Administration office to be Closed November 1
Odlin Planting Party a Big Success
Permit-related Building Inspections can now be Requested On Line
The Plants have arrived for Odlin Park’s October Planting Party!
Report: Shuttle Bus Service Attracted Some Summer Visitors
Deputy Auditor Moving to F.H. School District
Register for Earthquake Preparedness Drill
Tax Break Removal Notices to Go Out This Week
Parks and Fair to Host Community Meeting on Drive-In Movie Plans
Your Ballot Envelope Has a New Look!
Changes in Personnel, Hours at CDPD
Weather Spotter Classes Cancelled Due to Gov't Shutdown
Odlin Park Volunteer Planting Party Provides Fall Fun for Everyone!
Mount Baker Road Improvements Complete
Early Storm Causes Eastsound Flooding, but Constructed Wetland Works
Tom Kearney Named Juvenile Court Administrator of the Year
DEM Say: Prepare for Wild Winds of October
Guardrail Install and Repair Project Moves to San Juan Island
County Offers Free Wetland Technical Assistance
Burn Permits Available October 1
Growth Board Ruling Requires New Look at Buffers for Critical Areas
Vote counting equipment testing on September 19 at 11:00 a.m.
County Council Nomadic During the Last Days of Summer…
Changes at the Prosecutor’s Office
Historic Tharald Homestead Tour on Shaw Island Sept 14
A Fond Farewell to Prosecutor's Assistant, Toni Bailey
A New Look, Faster Updates for the County's Home Page
Construction Underway on Odlin Park on Lopez
Prosecutor Welcomes New Federal Guidance on Marijuana Laws
Congressman Rick Larson Tours Cattle Point Road Project Area
County Transportation Voucher Program Now Accepting Applications
Apply for Low-Income Housing Grants, Loans by Sept. 30
Council Signs Transfer Station Contract With Orcas Recyling
Fair Week with the Council
Council Clerk's Corner (C3)

8:45 a.m. 11/7/2013 (From SJC Dept of Emergency Mgt)
Word from Centurylink this morning is that 911 service on Lopez Island is working now. No update on other services yet.

People needing Emergency response on Orcas should continue to call: 376-233 until 911 service is restored.

ATT is setting up a portable cell site in Friday Harbor this morning.

Free access to the Internet is available in Friday Harbor at the County legislative building (2nd Avenue across from the Courthouse), and at the public library on Guard Street.


Noon 11/6/2013 Update - There is still no estimate on repair date for the service outage resulting from the apparent failure of an underwater cable between Orcas and San Juan Island at 4 a.m. on November 5. Centurylink officials have scheduled an afternoon conference call with representatives of the County's emergency response to provide information about the outage and plans for repair.

Much of San Juan Island has no landline or cell phone connection beyond San Juan Island and most DSL Internet connections are not working. On Orcas and Lopez Islands, long distance phone service is down. Performance of cell phones and availability of Internet on all Islands varies by vendor.