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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

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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.

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Individual and Community Preparedness Resources

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

Social Reinsertion During the Pandemic

Please join the Region 2 National Preparedness Division in partnership with Americares for a webinar on social reinsertion and managing the fear of leaving your home during the pandemic.

A global emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, can affect people on many levels.

Faced with the challenge of resuming ordinary social practices, while there is still a risk of contagion, many people may experience intense fear of leaving their homes. Faced with this challenge, there are measures that can be taken to reduce fear without abandoning proper precautions. 

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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.

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 Warrington

David Warrington
Regional Administrator

Read David Warrington Bio

Andrew D’Amora

Andrew D’Amora
Deputy Regional Administrator

Read Andrew D’Amora Bio

Jose Baquero

Jose G. Baquero
Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Puerto Rico

Read Jose G. Baquero Bio

Contact Us

Regional News and Information

Anvan dlo a te kòmanse bese epi van yo te vin kalm an 2017, yon fraz te demake rès yo pou senbolize rekouvreman - "VI Strong." Ekspresyon sa a non sèlman reflete lespri moun Zile Vyèj yo, men tou kaptire efò rekiperasyon yo nan senk (5) dènye ane ki sot pase yo. Bati “VI Strong” vle di sèvi ak resous pou non sèlman rebati sa ki te pèdi, men tou pou rebati sa ki pi solid ak pi rezistan pou pwoteje kont katastwòf yo alavni.
illustration of page of paper Nòt Laprès | October 7, 2022
Yon ti tan apre siklòn Irma ak Maria te pase sou teritwa a an 2017, manm gwoup kominotè lokal yo, òganizasyon ki baze sou lafwa, òganizasyon kominotè ak òganizasyon non-gouvènmantal yo te kolabore pou etabli gwoup rekiperasyon alontèm sou St. Croix, Sen John ak Sen Thomas. Gwoup rekiperasyon alontèm yo responsab pou ede adrese bezwen sivivan ki elijib pou katastwòf yo apre yo fin maksimize fon leta ak federal ki disponib pou yo.
illustration of page of paper Nòt Laprès | October 5, 2022
Depi siklòn Irma ak Maria te devaste Zile Vyèj Ameriken yo an 2017, FEMA te konsantre anpil nan efò li yo pou ede avèk yon kantite pwojè pou diminye risk ak danje kont ensidan ak katastwòf yo alavni.
illustration of page of paper Nòt Laprès | October 5, 2022
Nan mwa septanm 2017, gwo lapli ak gwo van siklòn Irma ak Maria te domaje anpil enstalasyon Depatman Sante Zile Vyèj Etazini (VIDOH) atravè teritwa a. De tanpèt Kategori 5 sa yo te lakòz domaj estriktirèl katastwofik. Anpil bilding sibi domaj sou do kay yo epi yo te kite inonde ak monte pa mwazi. Gen kèk estrikti ki te dwe demoli pou prepare pou konstriksyon etablisman tanporè.
illustration of page of paper Nòt Laprès | September 30, 2022
Gen anpil pwogrè ki fèt pou kreye rezo elektrik ki pi rezistan nan tout Zile Vyèj Ameriken yo depi siklòn Irma ak Maria te kite plizyè milye kay, biznis ak enstalasyon enpòtan tankou lopital san kouran de sa senk ane.
illustration of page of paper Nòt Laprès | September 29, 2022