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If a service dog walks up to you but it doesn't have a human, you should follow the dog. We're all told not to pet or play with service dogs, but a woman shared her story of how she fell and her service dog assumed she was having a seizure. As trained, the pup went to get a human, but the human he found was just shoo'ing the pup, unaware that an unaccompanied dog approaching you means it's human is likely in need of help. She says don't be scared. If you see an unaccompanied service dog follow it.

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Your iPhone can tell first responder where you are when you call 911. They’re teaming with a company called RapidSOS so that any iPhone with the iOS 12 update will automatically capture and send location data when calling 911. Currently most cellphones only give general location data. This will help call center better direct resources to you in an emergency.

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There’s a difference between a weather watch and a weather warning. Harris County wants to make sure you do. They tweeted out a reminder that a "watch" means conditions might develop, so keep an eye on weather reports and prepare. A "warning" is more urgent, generally requiring you take action -- like stay off roads or find higher ground in cases like a flood warning.

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Those bumps on the sidewalk near a crosswalk or along the edge of the metro platforms are a key tool for people who are visually impaired. Dr. Amy Kavanagh of London was trending on Twitter for sharing how her guide dog was being trained to recognize tactile pavement to better navigate, and how it helps her when using a walking stick to stay away from the edge. Tactile pavement first came about in Japan, and became an American standard in the early 90's.

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