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Lightning strikes damaged emergency phone system

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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – The Clay County Sheriff's Office reports that lightning strikes from overnight Sunday damaged their countywide emergency phone system.

As of Monday morning, the system was operating on back-up generators as workers tried to repair the damaged system. Callers will still be able to dial 911. They may experience a delay if they are reaching out to the Sheriff's Office administration lines.

All power was restored after several hours of the phone sysmtem running on back-up generators.