Those who are prepared for emergencies recover faster and can help others who also may be affected. Every family and business can take just a few simple steps to prepare and protect your family and your assets:
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The ability to send a text message to the nearest 9-1-1 center is slowing becoming a reality. However, until all 9-1-1 centers are able to accept text messages, it is always best to have an alternative means
If a particular 9-1-1 center is unable to accept a text, a “bounce-back” message will be sent from the center, informing you that you need to reach the 9-1-1 center by another means.
All four major wireless providers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, & T-Mobile) now offer the service, but current availability depends on the area of the state where you live.
You can find a full list of Text to 9-1-1 Resources at https://www.vaemergency.gov/911-geospatial/psc-9-1-1-services/text-to-9-1-1-resources/