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FEMA's Region 3 office, located in Philadelphia, PA, partners with federal emergency management for seven Tribal Nations and the following states.

States

Visit the state/territory's page for localized content, such as disaster recovery centers, flood maps, fact sheets, jobs and other resources.

Leadership

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Region 3 Administrator

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Region 3 Deputy Administrator

Environmental & Historic Preservation Resources

FEMA funded projects must undergo Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) review to ensure we protect and preserve our natural and historic resources.

These tools help explain the federal environmental and historic resource laws and Executive Orders. They provide guidance specific to Region 3 states for the EHP compliance portion of the grant application process.

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EHP Checklist

Use the EHP Checklist to learn what's required to complete an EHP review, plus common reasons for additional requests for information.

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EHP Photo Guide

Learn how to take photos that help EHP understand your project and reduce additional requests for information.

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Environmental Assessments

View Region 3 documents, including draft and final environmental assessments and public notices.

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Video Tutorials

View these short, easy-to-understand 15-minute videos to learn the basics about the EHP review.

Have EHP Questions?

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Contact Federal, State & Tribal Governments

Find contact information for federal and state partners and tribal nations that work alongside Region 3 EHP as applicant liaisons and consulting agencies during environmental and historic preservation law reviews.

NOTE: This list was updated as of Dec. 2022 and should not be considered a complete list.

Contact EHP

Email Tessa Nolan, Regional Environmental Officer

Grants Recipients Resources

Grants are available to fund disaster- and emergency-related projects. These funds can support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research and other efforts to help people before, during and after disasters.

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View success stories sharing best practices, innovative ideas, and lessons learned from Region 3 grant partners.

Region 3 Grant Recipient Calls

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Join our upcoming quarterly call for information sharing between FEMA and grant recipient(s) on organizational dynamics, grants management, regulations and more.


View notes from our past Grant Recipient Call on Sept. 21, 2023.

Hazard Mitigation Resources

The resources below can help your state or community develop a hazard mitigation plan, request technical assistance, find flood information, and use mapping tools to reduce risk.

Visit the Region 3 Mitigation GIS and Data Hub for maps and data that support hazard mitigation.

Topics

Use the search filters below to find resources on:

  • State and local hazard mitigation planning
  • Planning for high hazard potential dams
  • GIS tools for reducing flood risk
  • Training and technical assistance opportunities

Request Training

Review the Hazard Mitigation Course Catalog for information on all of the external training courses currently available through FEMA R3.

Fill out this contact form to request training or technical assistance for your community.

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Mapping Rising Flood Risk

This series of videos walks through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instructions published by FEMA Region 3 to map the areas where flood risk is likely to rise first with climate change. These videos are meant to be used as a planning tool, not a regulatory requirement.

Addressing Future Conditions: FEMA Region 3 State and District Hazard Mitigation Plans

Use this tip sheet to update your hazard mitigation plans. It defines future conditions and explains how to address future risk landscapes throughout the hazard mitigation plan. Considering the probability and impacts of future hazard events is a requirement for all state plans.

Checking in on the National Flood Insurance Program

Local floodplain managers can use this worksheet to help them meet and exceed the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It can be used to help meet hazard mitigation planning requirements or to build local resilience to flooding. Meeting NFIP requirements unlocks access to federal flood insurance, grants and loans.

Community Capability Assessment Worksheet

Hazard mitigation planning teams can use this worksheet to guide them through an effective capability assessment. Knowing your community’s regulatory, technical and financial resources can help identify and implement strong mitigation actions.

Conducting Annual Hazard Mitigation Plan Reviews

Use this checklist to help with annual reviews of local hazard mitigation plans. A hazard mitigation plan is a living document. Reviewing it each year can keep information current and partnerships strong.

Flood Risk Assessment Technical Assistance Worksheet

Use this worksheet to help your community develop a detailed and actionable flood risk assessment. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Region 3. It destroys thousands of homes and costs billions of dollars each year. 

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Tip: Speak with a FEMA Region 3 Planner to help you complete this worksheet!

Geospatial Resource Center

Visit this ArcGIS hub for Region 3 mapping resources.

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Region 3 GIS tool preview thumbnails: FEMA Region 3 Disability Integration State Dashboard Series - Public. Region III COVID-19 Recovery Story Map. Region III Public Mitigation Mapping Data Portal Map Series

Connect with Region 3

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Coffee Break Webinars

Attend a Region 3 “Coffee Break," a one-hour webinar showcasing mitigation best practices and highlighting the work to reduce risk across the region. Reserve a spot.

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Resilience Report Newsletter

Sign up to receive project highlights, best practices and upcoming events focused on mitigation, risk reduction, and increasing resilience.

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Regional Business Emergency Operations Center

Region 3's Business Emergency Operations Center helps connect FEMA and the private sector throughout pre-disaster preparedness, disaster response and post-disaster recovery. Learn more and join.

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Region 3 Case Studies

View case studies sharing successes and lessons learned from Region 3 states.

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Recovery Forward Newsletter

Sign up to the Recovery Forward Newsletter.

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Upcoming Events



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Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of impacts from natural hazards across the globe. Yet, it also creates chances for all of us to work more closely together and integrate planning efforts, locally, regionally, and city and state-wide. This approach fosters larger systems-wide thinking. It can help combine shared strategies and goals and lead to mitigation projects with multiple benefits.

Regional News and Information

If you applied to FEMA for assistance, a FEMA inspector will contact you to set up a home inspection to review damages sustained during the storms that occurred April 11-12, 2024, in Hancock, Kanawha, Marshall, Ohio, Roane, Wetzel, and Wood counties. FEMA home inspections help determine whether a home is safe, sanitary, and livable. To determine whether an applicant is eligible for assistance, FEMA considers the home’s interior and exterior structural soundness; whether the electrical, gas, heat, plumbing, and sewer or septic systems are functional; and whether the home is livable and can be entered and exited safely.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state-federal Disaster Recovery Center at the Nicholas County Office of Emergency Services in Summersville is closing permanently tomorrow, Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 6 p.m. Residents of all counties can continue to visit other DRCs in West Virginia. To locate a center, check the FEMA app or visit DRC Locator (fema.gov). If you have received a letter from FEMA about your application status, visit a DRC to learn more about next steps.  DRC staff can help you submit additional information or supporting documentation for FEMA to continue to process your application and answer any questions you may have.
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Disaster Recovery Center is Opening in Hancock County, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va.– A state-federal Disaster Recovery Center will open at New Cumberland City Hall in New Cumberland, Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 8 a.m. West Virginia residents who were impacted by the April 11-12 severe storms can visit a disaster recovery center to get help registering for FEMA disaster assistance. To locate a center, check the FEMA app or visit DRC Locator (fema.gov).
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Floods are the most common and most costly natural disasters in the United States. Flooding can affect anyone at anytime and cause serious damage to homes.
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Through federal grants, collaboration across agencies, and persistent community action, progress is being made toward resiliency efforts in the flood-prone Eastwick neighborhood of Philadelphia.
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