Senator Flanagan To Host Emergency Preparedness Meetings

John J. Flanagan

August 09, 2010

Continuing his annual effort to help the community prepare, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting three Emergency Preparedness Seminars throughout the region. The meetings, which will be held in Dix Hills, Kings Park and Ronkonkoma, will be free of charge to all in the community.

The three meetings will all include presentations from representatives of the New York State Emergency Management Office, the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management, the American Red Cross and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) about preparing for and dealing with most any type of emergency.  All who attend the meetings will be provided with expert instructions on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, develop a family communications plan, and a variety of other important safety tips.

The meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

Tuesday, August 24th at 7:00 pm
                          Lake Ronkonkoma Fire Department
                          177 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma

Wednesday, September 1st at 7:00 pm
                          Half Hollow Hills Community Library - Dix Hills Building
                          55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills

All three of these events have a limited capacity, so Senator Flanagan’s office is requesting that residents who plan on attending contact his office by calling 631-361-2154 or by sending him an e-mail at

 Anyone who has any questions about these meetings or who would like additional information, including directions and emergency preparedness tips should click here or call Senator Flanagan’s office at 631-361-2154.

 “These meetings are designed to help community members prepare for and recover from all types of emergencies if and when they occur and I thank all the organizations for taking part in this annual series.  While we all hope that this information is never needed, the reality is that being ready beforehand is critical in times of emergency and the advice those attending will receive is easy-to-follow and essential.  I urge everyone who can attend to come and take part in these important meetings,” stated Senator Flanagan.