300-foot radio antenna falls on Georgia 911 center, causing evacuation

Kathleen Serie/FOX17

LEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Deputy Chief Lewis Harris says that extensive damage has been done to the Lee County Criminal Justice Building and 911 Center due to 70 mph winds that moved through the area during Hurricane Michael.

Harris says that the 300-foot radio antenna tower fell between the building and U.S. 19.

The 911 Center staff was evacuated to another room in the building.

No inmates or dispatchers were hurt but the building is not in good shape.

Due to damage on the roof, water is pouring into the building.

All Lee County calls are being diverted to Worth County until the extent of the damage can be assessed and repaired.

If you need assistance, call (229) 435-5419 for help.

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