Officials look into texting 911 for help

The four major U.S. cell carriers are now

The four major U.S. cell carriers are now forwarding 911 texts to emergency officials. (May 20, 2014 6:00 PM)

Residents may soon be able to text 911 instead of calling.

The move gives equal access to those that are deaf and rely on sign language or have speech impediments to get help.

The four major U.S. cell carriers are now forwarding 911 texts to emergency officials. But, only a few 911 centers nationwide can accept the texts right now.

Nassau and Suffolk counties are both looking into...

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