Region 3

Regional Business Emergency Operations Center

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FEMA Region 3 office, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania oversees federal emergency management for 7 Tribal Nations and the following states:

Regional Business Emergency Operations Center (RBEOC)

Staying connected to the right partners can make a big difference when you’re trying to keep your business operating after a disaster, or you want to prepare your employees and customers for an emergency. In 2015, FEMA Region III created the Regional Business Emergency Operations Center to formally enhance two-way communication and engagement with the private sector throughout the disaster lifecycle, including pre-disaster preparedness, disaster response, and post-disaster recovery. Membership in the RBEOC is virtual, with coordination provided by the FEMA Region III Private Sector Liaison. Participation is free, voluntary and open to all members of the private and public sectors. By becoming a member, you’ll join our network of trusted partners and will receive regular updates, event invitations, and preparedness resources from us.

What Happens During An RBEOC Activation

During activations, RBEOC members are invited to participate in daily calls to hear incident updates from Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)
leadership, Emergency Support Function (ESF) partners, and affected state partners. We also track members’ needs, capabilities, concerns and updates and share them within the RRCC and with appropriate partners.

What Events Do We Host?

Every year FEMA Region III hosts a Private Sector Readiness Day at
our office in Philadelphia. This event is an opportunity for businesses
within our region to come together with emergency managers to talk
through a disaster scenario, each of our priorities and concerns, and
opportunities to coordinate.

We also host Ready Business Workshops in communities across our region to educate businesses on hazards common to the area and the simple steps they can take to prepare their facilities, employees and customers for
an emergency.

Membership

Joining the RBEOC is free and easy. By becoming a member, you’ll join our network of trusted private sector partners and will ensure that you receive regular updates and event invitations from us. Just fill out the Membership Agreement and return to Melissa Wiehenstroer, FEMA Region III’s Private Sector Liaison at Melissa.Wiehenstroer@fema.dhs.gov.

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.

Region 3 Environmental Documents and Public 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.

Interested in learning more?

Join FEMA Region 3’s Coffee Break webinars! These “Coffee Breaks” are hour-long webinar sessions hosted every other month to provide mitigation best practices and highlight the work happening at federal, regional, state, and community levels to reduce risk across the region. The Coffee Breaks are open to everyone involved in hazard mitigation, resiliency, or risk reduction planning in the public and private sectors.

Sign up to receive FEMA Region 3’s quarterly Resilience Report Newsletter! This newsletter brings you project highlights, resources and tools, best practices, and a list of upcoming events and conferences focused on mitigation, risk reduction, and increasing resilience throughout the region.

FEMA Region 3 Geospatial Maps and Tools

FEMA Geospatial Resource Center regional resources, apps, tools and products.

Region 3 Resources

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Leadership

Leadership Region 3 - MaryAnn Tierney

MaryAnn E. Tierney
Regional Administrator

Mrs. Tierney was appointed Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 3 in August 2010 and also served concurrently as Acting Regional Administrator in FEMA Region 2 for ten months following the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York and New Jersey. From April to June 2017 she served as the Acting Associate Administrator for Mission Support at FEMA Headquarters. From January to June 2021 she served as Acting FEMA Deputy Administrator at FEMA Headquarters.

MaryAnn E. Tierney Full Bio

Janice Barlow

Janice Barlow
Deputy Regional Administrator

Ms. Barlow is responsible for the day-to-day direction, management and monitoring of all FEMA Region 3 programs and activities. From January to June 2021 she served as Acting Regional Administrator.  She also served as a liaison assisting state and local government officials, other federal agencies, FEMA headquarters and other FEMA regions.

Janice Barlow Full Bio

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Upcoming Events



The state of Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennsylvania
FEMA Region 3 is hosting the 2022 PIO and Preparedness Partner Summit, held virtually this year, as an opportunity for partners to come together to share best practices, lessons learned, and network with the whole community of emergency management agency communications and messaging stakeholders.

Regional News and Information

FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) along the Elk River in Kanawha County, West Virginia, and the Town of Clendenin. Community partners are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 17, 2022
FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Community partners are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 17, 2022
The West Virginia Emergency Management Division (WVEMD) hosted a workshop on April 19, 2022, at the West Virginia Conference Center in South Charleston for state and local agencies to head off disasters or, as one presenter said, solve problems before they become problems.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 12, 2022
Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the Salem – Hope Creek Generating Station
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 5, 2022
FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Fairfax County, Virginia. Community partners are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period. The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community partners can identify any corrections or questions about the information provided and submit appeals or comments.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 3, 2022
Last updated January 27, 2022