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Region 3

Regional Business Emergency Operations Center

Risk Map

Leadership

Contact Us and News

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.

Membership

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.

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 & Tools

FEMA Geospatial Resource Center regional resources, apps, tools and products.

Region 3 Resources

Leadership

Leadership Region 3 - Janice Barlow

Janice Barlow
Regional Administrator (Acting)

In her previous role as Deputy Region 3 Administrator, Janice served as a liaison assisting state and local government officials, other federal agencies, FEMA headquarters and other FEMA regions. Janice has been with DHS for over 17 years, and became a deputy regional administrator in September of 2018.

Janice Barlow Full Bio

Lilian Hutchinson

Lilian Hutchinson
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

Prior to serving as Acting Regional Administrator, Lilian lead federal efforts to assist state and local emergency management organizations to build and sustain their emergency response capabilities. Lilian has been with FEMA for 14 years and moved to Region 3 in 2017.

Lilian Hutchinson Full Bio

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Regional News and Information

WASHINGTON -- La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) continúa recibiendo solicitudes de asistencia para gastos fúnebres para ayudar a cubrir los gastos fúnebres relacionados con COVID-19.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | Mayo 25, 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 West Virginia para complementar los esfuerzos estatales y locales de recuperación debido a tormentas severas e inundaciones ocurridas a partir del 27 de febrero al 4 de marzo de 2021.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | Mayo 21, 2021
La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que asistencia federal está disponible para el estado de West Virginia para complementar los esfuerzos estatales y locales de recuperación en las áreas afectadas por las tormentas invernales severas ocurridas entre el 10 y 16 de febrero de 2021.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | Mayo 13, 2021
La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que asistencia federal está disponible para el estado de Virginia para complementar los esfuerzos estatales, tribales y locales de recuperación en las áreas afectadas por las tormentas invernales severas ocurridas entre el 11 y 13 de febrero de 2021.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | Mayo 10, 2021
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