Progress continues on new Monroe County EOC
April 12, 2023
“There haven’t been any surprises so far,” Weiner said. “I receive bi-weekly updates from the (Ajax Building) construction manager, who’s been fantastic in his communication.”
Right now, Weiner sees no reason why the center won’t be operational by next year’s hurricane season. “We’ll be very pleased when the dry-in work is completed,” she said.
The project will consolidate several existing departments into a new 28,321-square-foot, 220-mph wind-rated facility that will include the Monroe County Emergency Management, Monroe County Fire Rescue and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center. The Monroe County Commission first began discussing a new center in 2009, but when Hurricane Irma struck in 2017, the topic took on greater urgency. A report from the state Division of Emergency Management that year found that Monroe County’s Emergency Operations Center was inadequate and not safe in a hurricane stronger than Category 2.
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