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 Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.
- Find resources to help conduct an environmental and historic preservation review
- Get guidance for grant applications
- View listings of regional environmental assessments and notices
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.
- Learn about the Risk MAP program
- Search for existing local Risk MAP projects
- Find location-specific project information using Risk MAP products, which provide user friendly analysis of flood risks
Regional National Preparedness Webinars
Are we ready to open? What is my commute going to be like? Is the building safe? For this webinar FEMA has partnered with the Government Services Administration, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and NJ TRANSIT to address best practices for returning to work safely. This session features subject matter experts from the agencies who provide the essential services needed to accomplish this mission.
This webinar featured representatives from the Small Business Association (SBA) of Puerto Rico who explained the CARES act and how it affects your small business. The presenters will provide an overview of the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advances among other benefits. An additional session focused on the agricultural sector.
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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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Regional Long-term Reocvery
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 and Contacts
Thomas Von Essen
Appointed in October 2017. He began his 31-year career with the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) as a firefighter and spent the last six years of his tenure as the FDNY Commissioner where he played an integral role in helping New York City respond to and recover from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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