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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.


Community Based Emergency Communications Hubs
Please join the Region II and Region X National Preparedness Divisions for a webinar on how you can resolve to be ready in 2021 by forming emergency communications hubs within your community. In this session the Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs talk about how they establish locations and organize volunteers to lead grassroots efforts while larger first responder and government activities get underway. Discussion includes: what the hubs do, how they attract and train volunteers and how they work to engage the whole community.
Category:  Communications

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Virtual Houses of Worship Security Program
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness hosted a virtual Houses of Worship Security program for religious leaders, safety and security committee members, security coordinators, and members of all faiths and denominations. The program provided an overview of grant opportunities, U.S. Department of Homeland Security resources, and cybersecurity considerations.
Category:  Communities

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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

La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) continúa desempeñando una función significativa en la lucha en curso contra COVID-19, cumpliendo con el compromiso de la agencia de llevar las vacunaciones a las comunidades remotas e históricamente marginadas durante los primeros 100 días de la administración Biden-Harris.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | Mayo 1, 2021

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico— A fin de reparar daños causados por el huracán María en varios rellenos sanitarios y centros de reciclaje alrededor de la isla, la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) aprobó recientemente cerca de $7 millon

illustration of page of paper Press Release | Abril 29, 2021
La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que asistencia federal está disponible para el estado de New Jersey para complementar los esfuerzos estatales y locales de recuperación en las áreas afectadas por las tormentas invernales y nevadas ocurridas entre el 31 de enero y el 2 de febrero de 2021.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | Abril 28, 2021

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico— La protección del medioambiente contribuye al bienestar de la población y el disfrute del entorno además promueve indirectamente el desarrollo de las pequeñas empresas de la industria del ecoturismo.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | Abril 22, 2021

RINCÓN, Puerto Rico — La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que ya está disponible el Centro de Recuperación de Desastres (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) para los sobrevivientes en Rincón cuyos hogares o negocios fueron afectado

illustration of page of paper Press Release | Abril 20, 2021