OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Garrett County’s emergency management chief says technical difficulties are delaying completion of a new command center 10 months after Superstorm Sandy exposed problems with the county’s emergency response.
The Cumberland Times-News reported in its Thursday edition that a fiber optics communication link to the center at the Garrett County Airport could cost at least $100,000. Director John Frank says he’s not sure where the money will come from.READ MORE: Ravens Unveil Custom Footwear For 'My Cause My Cleats' Campaign
County Commissioner Jim Raley says it’s critical to finish the center before wintry weather arrives.READ MORE: Maryland AG's Race Heats Up With Potential O'Malley-Brown Democratic Primary
The storm in late October dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the county, leaving some people without electricity for more than week.
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