I work for DHS and was part of the surge capacity. I think that FEMA should have full time employees on the northern border even if they are housed in another agency. They would be able to go and assess damage and help with disasters. The closest place is Albany and in the long run this would save on money. This person could work VT and Upstate new York hitting region 2 and 1. Traveling along the northern coast. They could be a liaison for both regions and work for the good of fema. They would also be readily deployable.