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St. Charles Parish opens new emergency center

St. Charles Parish is getting a helping hand when it comes to handling emergency weather.  The parish opened a state-of-the art facility to be prepared during natural disasters

In addition to being able to with stand 200 mile per hour winds the new center will has new electronic equipment to better assess threats sooner. The building is large enough to house first responders and emergency workers.

The cost of the project totaled about $5.8 million

“This project is an excellent example of a local, state, federal, private partnership,”  Ron Perry, Director of St. Charles Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness.

The new EOC is a 13,000-square-foot building. A communications tower along with generators came from the state of Louisiana, the U.S Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Dow St. Charles Operations.