Beginning today in Genesee County, residents can text an emergency message to Genesee County 911. The texting upgrade will be beneficial to anyone who is not able to speak during an emergency, like a home invasion or domestic abuse case. It will also be helpful to those that are hearing impaired. Genesee County Dispatch is advising those that plan on using the texting method to please send brief messages and avoid using slang or abbreviations. You should also be ready to give your exact location when asked. Genesee County Dispatch Director, David Ackley reminds every that when facing an emergency, you should call when you can, and text when you can't.