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Starting Monday those members of the town of Cary that have Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint will be able to text emergency reports to 911.  Those who choose to use this method should specify their exact address and the nature of the emergency.

However photos and videos will not be able to be received via text.  This texting option was released by officials for those citizens who are unable to call 911.

Emergency Communications Center supervisor Doug Workman elaborates by saying:

“Because of the extra time needed to type and transmit text messages, texting should only be used when it’s unsafe for you to use your voice to call 911, if you’re unable to speak due to an emergency or if you are hearing disabled,”

At this time Cary is the only municipality in Wake County to support a 911text program.  Durham also has this program in place.


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