The Patchogue Community Development Agency (CDA) is bringing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the lobby of the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Thursday night.
The agency will hold a presentation and a Question & Answer period for residents.
Listed on a flyer (which is posted under PDFs) sent by the CDA are programs such as the National Flood Insurance Program, the Small Business Administration and the Hazard Mitigation Program.
Marian Russo, executive director of the CDA, told Patch in an email that FEMA is encouraging Patchogue to form a Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD) that could be made up of residents throughout the greater Patchogue area.
"Across Long Island it has been the grass-roots organizations that have been advocating for and coordinating volunteer labor in their communities," Russo said. "A COAD for the Greater Patchogue community would be key to recovery from the present and future disasters."
A sign-up sheet for interested residents will be at the event.
Doors for the meeting open at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting running from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Residents who are not able to attend can call or email Russo at 631-475-4300 (option 6) or firstname.lastname@example.org.