Unfortunately, when disaster strikes, it disrupts services that we all rely on. Services such as telephone, electricity, and natural gas. If and when these services are lost as a result of a disaster, please do not call 911, the Police Department, or the Fire Department.
Unless there is a life threatening emergency, the Police and Fire Departments are going to refer you to the appropriate entities for assistance. By calling 911, you are merely tying up the line which should only be used for true emergencies.