Governor Rick Snyder helped break ground on Thursday for the new emergency operations center in Lansing.

The state of Michigan has invested $22 million to open a building that will be able to withstand natural disasters so that response teams can be dispatched for emergencies.

The current emergency center is not owned but leased by the state. According to the Michigan State Police's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division it will be less expensive and easier to update technology in the new center.

The building is expected to open in November 2015.