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Currituck Aims to Add "Text to 911" Service

Currituck County plans to add an additional service that will provide another method for citizens to contact 911 during emergencies. Soon, Currituck Communications will have the technology to accept text messages to the 911 emergency system.

Texting to 911 is not available in most areas. However, Currituck Communications is committed to working with wireless carriers and the FCC to implement Text to 911 services throughout Currituck County. When this service becomes available, please remember "Call if you can, text if you can't". Texting should only be used when you are unable to make a voice call to 911. This service is expected to be up and running within the next several months. Participating carriers will be Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint.

Feel free to contact the Communications Center for more information by emailing Liz Hodgis, Communications Supervisor, at Liz.Hodgis@CurrituckCountyNC.gov.