New Lee Co. 911 center to open by summer

Lee County 9-1-1 center to open by summer

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Crews Wednesday were conducting a geological observation for the sight of the new 911 center tower in Lee County.

Hurricane Michael's damage to the previous center forced them to relocate.

The new center will be at the old Lee County Environmental Health Building on Starksville Avenue.

The new Emergency Operations Center will also be in the building.

The Emergency 911 coordinator said this move is cost efficient and should help with response time.

“Right now we are banking off of a temporary tower so with the new tower being more centralized and closer to the tower it’s going to help get radio service out a lot and us getting to our first responders,” said Nikkie Celinski.

Lee County officials are looking to open up the new center within the next three or four months.

This move will not impact any response times or services for 911 situations.

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