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Region 2

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Risk Map

Mitigation Guides

Individual and Community Preparedness Resources

Youth Preparedness Council

Regional Long-Term Recovery

Leadership

Contact Us And News

FEMA Region 2 office, located in New York, N.Y. oversees federal emergency management for eight Tribal Nations and the following states/ territories:

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.

Mitigation Guides

Guides To Expanding Mitigation

The Guides to Expanding Mitigation are part of a series designed to highlight innovative and emerging partnerships for mitigation.

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Mitigation Funding Resource Guides

Mitigation Funding Resource Guides provide state, territory, and local officials with a wide range of potential funding resources including grants, loans, technical assistance and in-kind services from multiple stakeholders.

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Individual and Community Preparedness Resources

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Access the Region II 2020 Preparedness and Resilience Webinar Catalog to learn about a wide-array of topics ranging from youth preparedness and cybersecurity to COVID-19 preparedness, response, mitigation and resiliency. Webinar descriptions and links to archived sessions are included. The Region II Individual and Community Preparedness program prepares communities for disasters through info-sharing and training — inspiring people to take action to foster preparedness and build resilience.

Webinars

Get Ready for Hurricane Season
Hurricane season began June 1. This webinar covered hurricane basics, information resources, and how to find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. Preparedness measures for people living in hurricane-prone areas, such as emergency supplies, insurance, preparing your home, and making an individual or family hurricane plan was also discussed.

Personal Assistance Services for Individuals with Disabilities in Shelters
This webinar focuses on Personal Assistance Services (PAS) that keep people living in their communities and safe during emergencies. This session highlighted information ensuring equitable survivor services through continuity of PAS, in addition to legal obligations, and potential reimbursement for services rendered. 

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Preparedness and Resilience Bulletin

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The biweekly Preparedness and Resilience Bulletin shares news, upcoming webinars and events, training opportunities, funding announcements, articles and preparedness tips. Subscribe to receive this resource designed with the whole community in mind.

"What Would You Do" Scenarios

A key element to successfully responding to and recovering from a major disaster is the overall preparedness of individual citizens, families and the community. With that in mind, we invite you to participate in a series of ‘What would you do?’ scenarios to assess your level of preparedness. These tabletop activities are intended to be low-stress conversation starters for the whole community. Each scenario includes discussion questions for the activity, a facilitator guide and some helpful links to enhance individual and community preparedness.

Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA’s National Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) was created in 2012 to bring together youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities with national and local preparedness projects. Since 2012 many states, counties and municipalities have adopted this model to form their own YPCs.  

The Region II YPC supports FEMA’s ongoing commitment to involve the youth of America in preparedness-related activities and resilience. Students from New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and our Tribal Nations come together to implement preparedness projects in an effort to make their communities better prepared and more resilient.

If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Download the YPC Application Form

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Regional Long-Term Recovery

Our capabilities were tested in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy affected the entire East Coast from Florida to Maine, as well as states as far inland as West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. The storm’s effects were extensive, leaving millions without power, destroying hundreds of thousands of homes and causing tens of billions in damages. Read more on our Historic Disaster Page.

Leadership

Thomas J. Fargione

Thomas Fargione
Regional Administrator
(Acting)

Thomas is on detail to Region 2 as the Acting Regional Administrator. He began his FEMA career in 2009 on the National IMAT. Since then, he has served the Office of Response and Recovery’s Response Directorate in various roles, including his current role where he is responsible for ensuring the Team has the capability and capacity to respond immediately and effectively to the worst disasters.

Thomas J. Fargione Full Bio

Dale McShine

Dale McShine
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

As Region 2 Grants Division Director, partnered to manage the administration of a federal assistance portfolio totaling nearly $39 billion. Has deployed for infectious disease outbreaks including West Nile, H1N1 and the COVID-19 pandemic and natural catastrophic disasters including hurricanes Irene, Lee, Sandy, and Maria.

Dale McShine Full Bio

Jose Baquero

Jose Baquero
Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Puerto Rico and USVI

Appointed following the historic impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and has worked as an attorney in private practice, for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and for the federal government.

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FEMA is seeking public comments on how the agency's programs deal with climate change and underserved communities and populations.

Regional News and Information

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has appointed Kristen Hodge to serve as the Director for U.S. Virgin Islands Joint Recovery Office. Director Hodge officially began June 20, 2021 and will focus on the Territory’s priorities to repair and rebuild its infrastructure with a focus on equity for a recovery that benefits the whole community.
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Last week, a Response Capstone Event which included five days of workshops focused on improving the joint response to potential tropical storms impacting the territory this year.
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A portion of these funds will go towards projects in Culebra and Santa Isabel, while PRASA’s Central Laboratory advances in its construction

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Coordination to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage continues between FEMA, the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery, and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency. This effort has led to $93.03 million obligated for projects to reduce the loss of life and property from disasters through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.      
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — Various sports facilities in Aguadilla, Aibonito, Barranquitas, Carolina and Toa Baja will be repaired thanks to an obligation of nearly $13.3 million in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Last updated June 14, 2021