You can text 911 – What you need to know #911 #Emergency
The screenshot, which has been shared more than 14,000 times, shows an actual exchange using text-to-911. A deaf bystander reported via text that two young children were left in a car outside a mall.
It’s a feature that many people say they aren’t even aware exists.
Alpharetta Department of Public Safety says in the post that it was an early adopter of the text-to-911 program, which is still not widely used. But it is available in Houston.
According to the Administration Manager at the Houston Emergency Center (HEC), Joe Laud, the program is mainly for the deaf and mute community.