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Region 3

Regional Business Emergency Operations Center

Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation

Risk Map

Geospatial Maps & Tools


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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.


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 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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Regional News and Information

El Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) del Estado de Pennsylvania y FEMA para el Condado de Northampton abre hoy a la 1:00 p.m. en Northampton County EOC, 100 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Octubre 19, 2021
Los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) de la Iglesia Cavalry en Souderton, en el condado Bucks, cerrarán permanentemente el viernes, 15 de octubre a las 7 p.m. Mientras tanto, como sobreviviente de los remanentes del huracán Ida, todavía podrá recibir la ayuda que necesita. No necesita visitar un centro de recuperación por desastre.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Octubre 15, 2021
Los residentes de Pennsylvania que solicitaron asistencia de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) podrían ser elegibles recibir reembolso si incurrieron en gastos de alojamiento temporal a consecuencia de haber sufrido daños en su vivienda principal causados por las recientes inundaciones, tormentas severas y tornados.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Octubre 15, 2021
La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que la Asistencia Pública (PA, por sus siglas en inglés) está disponible en los condados Bucks, Chester y Montgomery en el estado de Pennsylvania. La ayuda federal se concedió para aumentar los esfuerzos estatales y locales de recuperación en áreas afectadas por el huracán Ida. Se podrán designar condados adicionales más adelante.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Octubre 13, 2021
PHILADELPHIA -- Después de un desastre, los estafadores, ladrones de identidad y otros delincuentes frecuentemente tratan de aprovecharse de los sobrevivientes del desastre. Los estafadores pueden dirigirse a los sobrevivientes cuando se encuentran en un estado de estrés y son más vulnerables a un posible fraude.
illustration of page of paper Comunicado de Prensa | Octubre 12, 2021