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Posted on: April 5, 2019

You can text 911 for emergencies

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Things to remember when calling or texting 911 during an emergency:

• Know your exact location and address.

• DO NOT send photos, videos or emojis.

• DO NOT use slang or abbreviations.

• As with all text messages, 911 messages may take longer than a call or may not be received.

• Keep text messages simple and easy to understand.

• A text sent to 911 has a 160 character limit for a single text.

• The Text-to-911 system currentlyprocesses texts in English; language translation is not available.

• You must have text messaging included on your wireless phone plan.

• If texting 911 is not available in your area, your phone carrier will inform you via text to call 911.

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