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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

Leadership

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.

View All Guides To Expanding Mitigation

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.

View All Mitigation Funding Resource Guides

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.

Webinars

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit
The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK), a joint publication from Operation Hope and FEMA, can help you reduce the financial impact of disasters on you and your family. This product provides financial advice on managing finances, insights on your credit score, and sets expectations on what do in the event of a disaster. This webinar will walk you through the process of becoming financially prepared for all hazards. Additional resources are available at Ready.gov. Available in Spanish.

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses
Small businesses need to be prepared for disasters of any type. Small business owners will learn disaster preparedness tips to help them through the new year and beyond.

View All Preparedness Webinars

"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.

Leadership

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 — Los sobrevivientes de las inundaciones ocurridas en Arecibo el 13 de septiembre de 2020 tienen hasta el 5 de marzo para someter una solicitud tardía para asistencia de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés).

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

FEMA aprueba $1.8 millones para reparaciones a las villas en Guayama, Maunabo, Mayagüez y San Juan

illustration of page of paper Press Release | Enero 15, 2021

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – El Departamento del Trabajo de Estados Unidos extendió la fecha límite para solicitar el beneficio de Asistencia de Desempleo por Desastre (DUA, por sus siglas en inglés) para personas afectadas por la tormenta tropical Isaías hasta el 29 de enero de 2021,

illustration of page of paper Press Release | Enero 7, 2021

Durante este tiempo la agencia ha asignado sobre $313 millones

illustration of page of paper Press Release | Enero 4, 2021

El 97 porciento de las asignaciones de FEMA durante el año se destinaron a la obra permanente

illustration of page of paper Press Release | Diciembre 28, 2020