They'll dispatch police, ambulances, and firetrucks.
Operators told us they get distracted by many people who call for non-emergencies. Like checking road conditions.
"All your're doing is tying up a dispatcher who really should be answering other phones for emergency services." said Roger Strohl, 911 Shift Coordinator
"Obviously if your house is on fire, if you have a medical emergency, you're involved in a traffic accident or altercation like that, that's a 911 call." said Guy Miller, EMA Director
You can also help speed emergency service to your home by knowing your new nine-one-one address - and making sure it's posted in front of your house.
If you don't have your number posted, make sure you know your neighbor's number.
"It actually does save time, it does save time. Know that address, know the 911 address. It's very important." added Strohl
Monroe County Emergency Management director Guy Miller told us electric companies have workers on standby to fix power problems. And PennDOT plows are ready to go. All you have to do is stay off the road - and out of their way.
"If we allow the road crews to do what they need to do and just keep our traffic down to necessity, we'll be through this in 24 hours."
A few tips to help make the community safer.