Contra Costa County Residents Can Now Text 911 for an Emergency

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) - If you live in Contra Costa County, you can now text 911 in the event of an emergency.  The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff announced the news on Wednesday.  Authorities say during an emergency it's still advised to call 911 first, but if you are unable to speak or in a situation where it is unsafe to speak, you can send a text to 911.  Here's how it works: To send a text, enter the numbers 911 in the "To" field.  The body of the text sh...
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