Dallas County Computers Back Online After Flood

Friday, Jun 4, 2010  |  Updated 1:16 PM CDT
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Water Main Break Closes County Offices

Dallas County offices will be closed for a second day after a water main break flooded the county records building where the central computer is housed.

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County commissioners are hoping to get the computers running by Wednesday.
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Most of Dallas County's computer systems are back up and operating after flooding earlier in the week in the county records building.

County Commissioner John Wiley Price said Friday that the computer systems are "as normal as can be" following a water main break that left six feet of water in the basement of the Dallas County Records Building late Monday and early Tuesday.

The water flooded county electrical systems, forcing technicians to shut down the servers. The shutdown forced officials to book inmates in and out of the county jail manually and slowed down operations at the courthouse.

A 2008 consultant advised the county to have a backup plan for its computer systems. Such an offsite location would have keep the computers up and running.

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