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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


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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.

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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

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.


Tips and Tricks for Safe Holiday Shopping

This webinar highlights tips from the Federal Trade Commission to help consumers shop safely, outsmart scammers and ensure charitable donations go to reputable organizations where donations get to the people in need of help. This presentation also covers how to protect personally identifiable information.

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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.

Enhance Preparedness Knowledge with “Ready Games”

The FEMA Region 2 National Preparedness Division created a series called “Ready Games,” a  group of family-friendly games where participants tested their knowledge of emergency management. Challenge yourself and your communities and start playing these games to learn more about preparedness.

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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

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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.


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Chad Gorman
Regional Administrator

Mr. Gorman currently serves as the Acting Assistant Administrator of FEMA's National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) providing analytical, doctrine, training, education, exercise and community preparedness support to emergency managers, individuals and communities.

Chad Gorman Full Bio

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Jason Wind
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

Mr. Wind has worked for FEMA for over 20 yrs where he has held several positions in areas of information technology and logistics. He has deployed to over 30 disasters and supported the COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment and vaccine efforts.

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Jose Baquero

Jose G. 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

La scadenza per presentare la domanda per l’assistenza disastri federale è tra soli sette giorni, Gli abitanti di New York che hanno subito perdite o danni a causa dell’uragano Ida devono ricordare che la FEMA fornisce assistenza finanziaria agli individui e alle famiglie aventi diritto, che devono sostenere spese necessarie non coperte da assicurazione o sottoassicurate a causa del disastro. L’assistenza della FEMA non sostituisce l’assicurazione e non può risarcire tutte le perdite causate dal disastro.
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Un servizio legale gratuito è disponibile per chi deve affrontare problemi legali causati dai resti dell’uragano Ida.
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A causa dell’emergenza nazionale in seguito al COVID-19 e alla necessità di proteggere la sicurezza e la salute di tutti gli americani, la FEMA sta effettuando ispezioni esterne e in remoto delle abitazioni danneggiate. Queste ispezioni determinano il diritto all’assistenza federale in caso di disastri e sono offerte ai sopravvissuti dell’uragano Ida che hanno segnalato il fatto che la loro abitazione principale non è vivibile, igienizzata o sicura.
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Giovedì la FEMA sospenderà le operazioni presso i rimanenti tre centri di intervento DRC di New York per osservare il giorno del Ringraziamento. Anche l’Helpline FEMA sarà chiusa in occasione di questa ricorrenza. Tutti e tre i centri e l’Helpline riprenderanno le operazioni venerdì 26 novembre.
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Una volta presentata la domanda di assistenza alla FEMA, se il vostro indirizzo cambia, se scoprite altri danni causati dall’uragano Ida o se avete un altro problema relativo al disastro, è di importanza vitale comunicare tutto alla FEMA. Assicuratevi di comunicare alla FEMA quanto segue.
illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | November 18, 2021