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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

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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

Exploring the "Guides to Expanding Mitigation": Agriculture Guide

This webinar focuses on the Agriculture Guide in the “Guides to Expanding Mitigation” series. Agriculture is a significant part of state and local economies and this industry is an important partner in bolstering community resilience. Learn how to engage agriculture organizations and farmers during mitigation planning.

Highlights from the NCA Conference: Disasterville

Presented by James Ray, Utah Division of Emergency Management. Disasterville is an example of thinking outside the box which provides a fun and interactive experience. CERT programs can use this to gain community buy-in, recruit for CERT training, refresh CERT skills and build stronger relationships between the general public and first responders.

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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

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Chad Gorman
Regional Administrator
(Acting)

Mr. Gorman currently serves as the Acting Assistant Administrator of FEMA's National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) providing analytical, doctrine, training, education, exercise and community preparedness support to emergency managers, individuals and communities.

Chad Gorman Full Bio

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Jason Wind
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

Mr. Wind has worked for FEMA for over 20 yrs where he has held several positions in areas of information technology and logistics. He has deployed to over 30 disasters and supported the COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment and vaccine efforts.

Jason Wind Full Bio

Jose Baquero

Jose G. 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 has added Dutchess County to the Sept. 5 federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Ida, bringing to nine the number of counties whose residents are now eligible to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
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FEMA provides translation and interpretation services in order to reach out and communicate with disaster survivors who speak little or no English. FEMA also has staff and technology to support disaster recovery for those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have low vision.
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FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Delaware to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by remnants of Hurricane Ida, Sept. 1-7, 2021.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | October 25, 2021
As the people of New York repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with Lowe’s stores on Staten Island to provide free information and tips on how to make homes damaged by natural disasters stronger and safer
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People receiving Social Security payments or other government assistance should not be concerned that FEMA disaster assistance might affect their benefits.
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Last updated October 15, 2021