The State Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter will host an informational meeting later this week on forming a Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) joint unit for Phelps and Maries counties.

The State Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter will host an informational meeting later this week on forming a Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) joint unit for Phelps and Maries counties.
The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 4, in the Phelps County Courthouse multi-purpose room, 200 N. Main St., Rolla. Officials will outline what a COAD is and why one is needed for Phelps and Maries counties.
The goal is to have a group of area agencies that will work together in long-term recovery efforts following a disaster.
Any organization that has a mission of helping people is encouraged to attend. Interested parties should RSVP to Phillip Iman, Red Cross disaster specialist, at Phillip.Iman@ redcross.org.