Gary Bell, Director of the county's Department of Emergency Preparedness, said Waukesha County's Text-to-911 system is the first in the state built at a public safety-grad level. That means it can withstand an emergency like a natural disaster.
"We can lose this facility due to man made or natural occurrence and still be operational," Bell said
Other communities around the state already offering a 911 text service include Sheboygan County and Dodge County.
Be sure and try our new SNOWCAST APP! It is the "snow equivalent to STORM SHIELD" - a great new product that gives you high resolution snow forecasts for any part of the nation! It has just been introduced for iPhones, but we are working on the Android version! Just search SNOWCAST in the App Store or click here.