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911 Call Center wants you to remain calm

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -  The 911 director in one south Georgia county is asking you to remain calm when you call with emergencies.

Colquitt County dispatchers receive several calls a day from cell phones, making it tough to find the correct address. They say callers are often flustered and give them the wrong address.

"So if you have units going, flying across town to 3rd Avenue, when it needs to be 3rd Street, you're putting those in jeopardy over there, and it's a delay in getting them to the correct location and getting help as soon as possible," said Colquitt County 911 Director Teresa Warburg.

Warburg says their lines are also flooded with calls about power outages. She says you should call the power company and not 911.

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