Livingston Parish's new Office of Emergency Preparedness Center will better help future floods
Livingston Parish, La (NBC33) — Leaders in Livingston say they're better prepared to fight the next flood than ever before, thanks to a brand new Office of Emergency Prepardedness Command Center and all the technology inside.
A new governmental building was just finished a year and a half ago. Parish President Mike Grimmer says it's worlds away from the house trailer that used to serve as their command center.
"We can stage, as you can see from all the stations, a lot of people here. We can bring the Sheriff's office in, the Fire Department in,” stated Grimmer. “We even have a place for the Hamm Radio folks when all communications go down."
The building cost about $3 million.
Grimmer says the note is about the same as he was paying in rent for all the governmental offices that use to be spread out across the parish.
The new building also houses the Office of Motor Vehicles, the coroner’s office, and the parish council.