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By Melanie Ruberti bio emailDARIEN, GA (WTOC) Almost two years ago, a tornado swept through McIntosh County. It not only destroyed homes and businesses, but struck the county lifeline, the 911 center and EMS building.”The building was just flattened,” said Ray Parker,” All the equipment was just strewn around. The ambulance torn to pieces. We had a fire truck in one of the bays, and it was totaled out.”Parker remembers that Mother Day tornado very vividly. As the McIntosh County Public Safety Director, he was one of the first ones on the scene after the storm hit the area.But from disaster arises a new building. The Wiregrass E 911 center will dispatch emergency calls for McIntosh and Long County.The cost to build the facility is $1.7 million. Most of it was paid for by disaster relief money from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency. “It been a long road, but its been worth the wait,” exclaimed McIntosh County Manager, Luther Smart.The new building can withstand winds more than 200 miles per hour. “The outside walls are 12 inches thick walls with rebar and concrete on the outer walls,” explained Smart.”It a blessing in disguise,” added McIntosh County Commission Chairman, Boyd Gault.The Wiregrass facility is the only one of it kind on the Georgia coast, and one of three in the state. The building will also house an emergency operations center, which the county has never had before.In previous years, the emergency plan for McIntosh County was for everyone to evacuate, even emergency personnel. But with this building, county leaders and first responders can stay in the facility for more than seven days should a hurricane,
dr martens octavius McIntosh County 911 center set to reopen
or other natural disaster, hit the area. “We have a state of the art EOC. We have sleep rooms for those who are trapped out here for days on end, showers. We got a full kitchen,” said Parker. “It going to be a great facility. It will be something that the county will be proud of. And I would say, the whole state of Georgia should be proud of.”Both GEMA and FEMA have looked at the building as a model for future emergency operation centers. While the new facility may not be able to prevent storms, it will go a long way in helping the community recover from them in the future.The county hopes to have the new 911 center up and running by May. EMS will move to another separate building, which county leaders also hope to open in the next few months.Hilton Head Island celebrates 35th St. Patrick’s Day paradeHilton Head Island celebrates 35th St. Patrick’s Day paradeUpdated: Sunday, March 11 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018 03 12 03:11:18 GMTThe season of St. Patrick is here in Savannah and even surrounding areas like Hilton Head, where the Beaufort County city celebrated their 35th St. Patrick’s Day parade. People lined the streets to watch all of the floats and some floats that feature designs beyond imagination. “Been doing this every year for five years,” said Fifth Fithian, a Hilton Head Island resident. “Absolutely enjoy it. The kids love it and love that they throw out the candy.The season of St. Patrick is here in Savannah and even surrounding areas like Hilton Head, where the Beaufort County city celebrated their 35th St. Patrick’s Day parade. People lined the streets to watch all of the floats and some floats that feature designs beyond imagination. “Been doing this every year for five years,” said Fifth Fithian, a Hilton Head Island resident. “Absolutely enjoy it. The kids love it and love that they throw out the candy.Savannah Police looking for missing 87 year old womanSavannah Police looking for missing 87 year old womanUpdated: Sunday, March 11 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018 03 12 02:59:28 GMTSavannah Police Department are looking for Reena Thomason, an 87 year old woman who suffers from dementia. Thomason was last seen on the 100 block of Barnard Street wearing a green and white striped shirt, with jeans and white shoes.Savannah Police Department are looking for Reena Thomason, an 87 year old woman who suffers from dementia. Thomason was last seen on the 100 block of Barnard Street wearing a green and white striped shirt, with jeans and white shoes.Savannah St. women’s tennis snaps 61 game losing skidSavannah St. women’s tennis snaps 61 game losing skidUpdated: Sunday, March 11 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018 03 12 01:59:42 GMT
dr martens octavius McIntosh County 911 center set to reopen