You can now text 911 in Jefferson County


JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WATE) – You can now text 9-1-1 to get help in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County officials the new program allows residents to send up to a 140-character text message to 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Providers remind residents although it may be easier to send a text, messages take longer to respond to. Click here for more information.

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