FEMA Region III
Definition/Scope: FEMA’s Region III headquartered out of Philadelphia, PA works in partnership with the emergency management agency's of the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Region III’s most common challenges are hurricanes and other storms that can cause flooding throughout the region and flash flooding in mountainous areas. The Region is also subject to tornadoes. Region III employs a staff of more than 80 full-time employees and a cadre of approximately 430 on-call Disaster Assistance Employees available to support the region’s activities during a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
Broader Terms:Federal Emergency Management Agency