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The City of Wichita released a statement with an update on the cyberattack that has shut down many City computer systems. According to the statement, security experts are working to determine the source and extent of the damage, and there is no timetable for when systems could be coming back online. There are no expected impacts on public safety, police and fire continue to respond to calls and are filing reports on paper.

The online system for water bill payment remains down.  The City says no water services will be shut off until after the computer system is restored.  Anyone who had their water shut off before the cyberattack can pay at City Hall to have service restored.

Wichita Transit still running, riders must pay with cash. All parks and recreation activities remain available and can be paid for with cash or check.  The Municipal court dockets will proceed as scheduled, only cash and check payments are being accepted. According to the statement, the City will try and continue to stream Council meetings, committee meetings, and other advisory boards; but anyone wishing to view or comment should plan on attending in-person.

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