Houston TranStar opens new $12.2 million operations center

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HOUSTON, TX – Hurricane season is back, but we hope we don’t have to face too many storms this season, which runs from June 1st to November 30th.

For many Houstonians, preparation eases the worry. One group is definitely getting ready, the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management opened its new and improved Emergency Operations Center at Houston TranStar.

A $12.2 million facility with state of the art equipment that will help guide area residents through upcoming hurricane seasons.

“Given the fact that Harris County has more people than 24 states, it’s a large operation and this is a joint operation of the Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County, City of Houston and Metro. So, we’re all in one room,” says Harris County Judge, Ed Emmett. “With the new technology, with the new work stations, we have real-time information to make real-time decisions.”

Nice to know high-tech equipment has us covered, but here’s hoping this hurricane season doesn’t blow!

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