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Region 1

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

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FEMA Region 1 oversees federal emergency management for Tribal Nations of New England and the following states:

Our main office is located in downtown Boston; we also have a Regional Response Coordination Center located twenty miles west of Boston in Maynard, Massachusetts.

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Potential impacts to the environment and cultural resources must be considered when a community applies for FEMA funding through Public AssistanceHazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP)

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) is a national FEMA program that works with states, tribes, territories and local communities to evaluate and better understand their current flood risk, as well as the actions that can be taken to mitigate and become more resilient against future risk.

Leadership

Leadership Region 1 - Paul Ford

Paul F. Ford
Regional Administrator (Acting)

Mr. Ford joined FEMA in 1992 as a Natural Hazards Program Specialist in the Mitigation Division and has worked in several regional roles in areas of insurance, floodplain management and leadership. He has also deployed to several disasters including Hurricane Andrew.

Paul F. Ford Full Bio

Daniel McElhinney

Daniel C. McElhinney
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

Mr. McElhinney serves as the Federal Preparedness Coordinator and National Preparedness Division Director for Region one. He is also one of FEMA's Advisors assigned to NATO's Civil-Military Planning and Support Section.

Daniel C. McElhinney Full Bio

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Regional News and Information

FEMA is tracking the remnants of Henri, as it continues to bring heavy rainfall to portions of the Northeast and New England, which may lead to flash, urban and small stream flooding along with minor to isolated moderate river flooding.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 23, 2021
FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts’ response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Tropical Storm Henri, beginning on Aug. 20 and continuing. 
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 23, 2021
FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Vermont to supplement state and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Henri, beginning on Aug. 22 and continuing. 
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 23, 2021
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell appeared on FOX, CNN and MSNBC earlier today to encourage people to stay safe during Henri and discuss FEMA’s readiness to assist impacted states. FEMA’s Acting Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery, David Bibo, spoke with the Weather Channel about current storm conditions and response.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 23, 2021
FEMA continues monitoring Henri as it moves with high winds and flooding throughout the northeastern United States. Individuals in New England should continue to be vigilant for continued risks from Henri, including large rainfall totals and extended power outages.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 22, 2021
Last updated September 14, 2021