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Lexington Readies Text To 9-1-1

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 16:48:34-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Lexington is readying plans for a new system that will allow people to text 9-1-1 for help.

The feature has been popping up around the country in recent months. It’s especially useful for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and for people in situations where a phone call is dangerous or impossible.

On the downside, it’s harder to locate someone based on a text and there is a character limit on the messages.

A representative for the Lexington Mayor’s Office tells LEX 18 that the city is planning a full roll out in the future.