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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

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

Hurricane Season Planning Tools for Emergency Managers
The Region 2 National Preparedness Division presented a webinar on hurricane readiness and preparedness for emergency managers. Emergency managers at each level of government make response decisions using available tools and guidance from subject matter experts. This session covered resources that emergency managers can use for hurricane readiness and response, with a focus on federal tools from the National Hurricane Program.

What you need to know about COVID-19 Funeral Assistance  
FEMA Region 2’s National Preparedness Division in partnership with the Individual Assistance Branch hosted a webinar on FEMA’s COVID Funeral Assistance. FEMA understands the financial stress and burden this pandemic has caused families and is willing to assist with the financial needs. In early April, FEMA launched its Funeral Assistance program nationwide to provide financial support for funeral costs specifically related to COVID-19. This webinar provided information on the policy and guidance on how to apply, the conditions of eligibility, and required documentation. Available in Spanish.

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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.

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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.

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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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Regional News and Information

FEMA makes hazard mitigation program funds from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic available nationwide. President Biden today approved more than $3.46 billion to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change nationwide. This significant investment will be available for natural hazard mitigation measures across the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming and unforeseen grief to many families. To that end, FEMA is helping to ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the coronavirus disease.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 4, 2021
FEMA awarded over $1.7 million for the repair of regional airports throughout the Island. The funds are destined for permanent repairs in the airports of Aguadilla, Ceiba, Culebra, Mayagüez and San Juan (Isla Grande).
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 5, 2021
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Last month, FEMA led classroom and field exercises for the territory’s points of distribution managers and U.S. Virgin Islands logistics staff. FEMA’s Logistics staff could be used to monitor distribution sites for future events.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 3, 2021
NEW YORK – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming and unforeseen grief to many families. To that end, FEMA is helping to ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | July 23, 2021
Last updated August 4, 2021