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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


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.


Resolve to be Ready: Ten Steps to Preparedness

Organizations Prepared for Emergency Needs (OPEN)
Organizations Prepared for Emergency Needs (OPEN) offers a ten-step action plan for essential community economic and social resilience. You will learn how to use OPEN in your organization to identify risks, locate resources, and consider immediate preparedness actions This webinar is designed to help attendees understand the steps, and lead their own staff or community in business preparedness action.

Get Involved: Join CERT Today
Get involved with your community!
This webinar discusses how to engage with your local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help respond to nearby disasters and emergency needs. The Federal Citizen Responder Lead discusses the CERT program and how you can locate a team in your area. A representative from the National CERT Association speaks about their role as a centralized portal of information and discusses the virtual training opportunities the University of Utah has to offer.

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"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

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.


David Maurstad

David Maurstad
Regional Administrator (Acting)

Veteran emergency manager and staunch advocate of building a culture of preparedness across the nation. Has held leadership positions at FEMA for hundreds of disaster operations, including Hurricanes Katrina, Matthew, Irma, Maria and Michael, tropical storm Harvey and countless catastrophic flooding and wildfire events.

David Maurstad Full Bio

Dale McShine

Dale McShine
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

As Region II 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.

Jose Baquero Full Bio

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Regional News and Information

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — After Hurricanes Irma and María, trees, endemic birds and other forms of wildlife lost their habitats, or their populations dwindled in various protected areas in Puerto Rico.

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The recent award of $1.3 million by FEMA to the Puerto Rico Police seeks to address damages caused by Hurricane María to various police facilities throughout the island.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 18, 2021

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved nearly $10.7 million to rebuild the Facundo Bueso Annex at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) for its campus located in Río Piedras.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 14, 2021

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nearly $550,000 for nonprofits that offer services for women who are victims of domestic violence.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 14, 2021

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA Region II Acting Administrator David Maurstad visited Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands this week to engage in a series of conversations with government officials from both territories about ongoing recovery and preparedness efforts.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 14, 2021
Last updated February 4, 2021