Text-to-911 now available across Iowa

The state is close to its goal of 100 percent availability of the service across all counties.

SOURCE: Statescoop

DATE: May 18, 2018

For Iowans who find themselves in an emergency, the option to text 911 rather than call is now available for most of the state, the governor’s office recently announced.

As of April, 97 of the state’s 99 counties have 911 call centers capable of receiving text messages, according to officials. Two counties, Pottawattamie and Scott, do not yet have text-capable 911 centers, but the state has a goal of reaching 100 percent availability that it is now working towards.

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