Bell County to activate ‘Text to 911’

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Starting this Sunday, you can now text Bell County in an emergency.

The texting service is intended for residents who are either hearing impaired, unable to speak, or in a crime situation where speaking may give away the location.

The department says texts should be only limited to 160 characters – adding that you cannot send video or special characters.

Officials warn that texting to 911 may take longer to dispatch emergency crews.

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