Region 2

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Risk Map

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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

Social Reinsertion During the Pandemic

Please join the Region 2 National Preparedness Division in partnership with Americares for a webinar on social reinsertion and managing the fear of leaving your home during the pandemic.

A global emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, can affect people on many levels.

Faced with the challenge of resuming ordinary social practices, while there is still a risk of contagion, many people may experience intense fear of leaving their homes. Faced with this challenge, there are measures that can be taken to reduce fear without abandoning proper precautions. 

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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.

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

David Warrington

David Warrington
Regional Administrator

Mr.  Warrington currently serves as the Regional Administrator of FEMA Region 2. Appointed January 2022, Mr. Warrington directs all aspects of federal emergency management for the states of New Jersey and New York, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands and the Native American Tribal Nations in the Region.

David Warrington 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

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million in disaster assistance for survivors of the severe storm, floods and landslides that occurred on February 4 – 6, 2022.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 24, 2022
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – A $3.4 million project to replace Bathhouse Building No. 1 at Magens Bay Park on the north end of St. Thomas has been approved thanks to collaboration between the territory, Magens Bay Authority, and FEMA. In September 2017, winds and wind-driven debris from hurricanes Irma and Maria damaged the one-story bathhouse at the beach, which is nestled between two emerald-green peninsulas.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 25, 2022
The Territory's partnership with FEMA continues to move forward on initiatives to guarantee public housing communities have hazard mitigation measures in place to make dwellings safer for families and better resist future storms. The Virgin Islands Housing Authority can now proceed with its plans to harden roofs, doors, and windows at the housing complex in Frederiksted, thanks to FEMA's approval of $24.4 million for the second phase of a wind retrofit project for Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 12, 2022
Public Housing Projects that Address Water Filtration Aim to Ensure Safer Homes The homes of around 730 families will be repaired with FEMA funds
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 12, 2022
NEW YORK – Eight months after the remnants of Hurricane Ida damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure across New York state, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Flood Insurance Program have approved nearly 800 million dollars to help New Yorkers recover and rebuild.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 10, 2022
Last updated March 29, 2022