Leon County EOC Gets High-Tech Equipment

Predictions for this year’s hurricane season have a Colorado State University expert saying it’s going to be a busy one with nine hurricanes. The 52-year average is 5.9.

Leon County’s Emergency Operations Center is modernizing its operations as it gets ready for whatever comes our way.

Among the new gadgets are five plasma TVs, which are key in quickly sharing information among the 40 to 50 people staffing the center during activation.

“We think it will make us a little more effective and make it a little easier for EOC staff to work and interact with each other and hopefully improve our operations,” explains Richard Smith, Director Leon County Emergency Operations Center.

Preparations will continue with a hurricane drill. The season begins June 1.