Government/Politics
5:53 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Multi-Million Dollar Emergency Operations Center Opens

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joins Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, and state and local elected officials in cutting the ribbon on the new Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort (KY) on October 21, 2013. The facility will act as the hub of operations for future emergency response throughout the state.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joins Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, and state and local elected officials in cutting the ribbon on the new Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort (KY) on October 21, 2013. The facility will act as the hub of operations for future emergency response throughout the state.
Credit Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond

Governor Steve Beshear says Kentucky’s new 12-million dollar emergency operations center is a lifeline for the Commonwealth’s 120 counties. The governor made the comment on Monday (October 21) at a ribbon-cutting to mark the official opening of the 26-thousand square foot Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

He says the state’s emergency personnel and members of the Kentucky Guard have been providing outstanding service to the Commonwealth for years…and now they’re equipped to provide even more of a service.

“It is the lifeline to all of Kentucky's 120 counties in times of trouble. It’s where our staff of emergency management professionals will pull together and work their magic, just as they’ve done through a record number of natural disasters and emergencies these past few years.” –Gov. Steve Beshear

The new EOC is a two-story structure that’s built to withstand winds of some 250-miles per hour.