ROC hub makes damage response times faster

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A multimillion dollar investment paid off during Tuesday’s storms, as city leaders were able to keep track of everything as severe storms rolled in.

At the Regional Operations Center, monitors were turned into local news stations, city safety websites, twitter and dispatch, with the ROC as a hub, made a coordinated response to damage a little easier.

“Really this is our eyes and ears here. We’re monitoring social media; we’re looking at our dispatch from our computer aided dispatch system. This is what we’ve been working on the last year and a half; this is why the mayor has invested 15 million dollars in this system,” said Public Safety Director Troy Riggs.

Riggs says he’s pleased with Tuesday’s response, and that is the first time the city has used the ROC to this extent. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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