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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.


Exploring the “Guides to Expanding Mitigation” Public Health
Learn how to expand the reach of mitigation activities with insights from public health experts. This webinar focuses on the Public Health Guide in the “Guides to Expanding Mitigation” series. Public health efforts to prevent disease, protect against hazards, respond to disasters and more overlap with hazard mitigation work.

Tropical Graphics and Information Dissemination for Decision Making during a Tropical Cyclone Threat
The National Preparedness Division from the Puerto Rico Caribbean Area Office partnered with the National Weather Service - Weather Forecast Office for San Juan, Puerto Rico to bring stakeholders in the Caribbean to discuss topics related to preparing for 2021 Hurricane Season. This webinar familiarizes the audience with National Weather Service protocols, including the National Hurricane Center and local Weather forecasts. An overview on how the NWS local office disseminates official information across different channels is also discussed. Available in Spanish.

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Preparedness and Resilience Bulletin

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The biweekly Preparedness and Resilience Bulletin shares news, upcoming webinars and events, training opportunities, funding announcements, articles and preparedness tips. Subscribe to receive this resource designed with the whole community in mind.

"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.

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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.


Thomas J. Fargione

Thomas Fargione
Regional Administrator

Thomas is on detail to Region 2 as the Acting Regional Administrator. He began his FEMA career in 2009 on the National IMAT. Since then, he has served the Office of Response and Recovery’s Response Directorate in various roles, including his current role where he is responsible for ensuring the Team has the capability and capacity to respond immediately and effectively to the worst disasters.

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Dale McShine

Dale McShine
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

As Region 2 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.

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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.

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Regional News and Information

ST. CROIX, Islas Vírgenes de EE. UU. – Garantizar la disponibilidad de energía de emergencia para instalaciones esenciales como hospitales, refugios de evacuación y centrales eléctricas es un desafío después de desastres como huracanes y terremotos, especialmente en las islas fuera del territorio continental de los Estados Unidos.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Julio 26, 2021
FEMA anunció la aprobación de cerca de $90 millones en Préstamos Comunitarios por Desastre (CDL, por sus siglas en inglés) a bajo interés para ayudar a los municipios afectados por los terremotos de 2020 en su recuperación a largo plazo.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Julio 22, 2021
Hoy, la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció dos iniciativas para fomentar la equidad en toda la agencia, las cuales forman parte de los esfuerzos dirigidos a reducir las barreras y aumentar las oportunidades.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Julio 28, 2021
La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés), asignó sobre $2.6 millones correspondientes a la primera fase de un proyecto que busca fortalecer la represa de Patillas ante un evento sísmico.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Julio 13, 2021

La remoción y remplazo de rotulación en las vías públicas del país avanza con sobre 3,000 rótulos instalados

illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Julio 8, 2021