Silver Jackets Program
In Florida, Silver Jackets are comprised of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, the Florida Division of the Federal Highway Administration, the Florida Department of Transportation, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service and South, Southwest, Northwest, Suwannee River and St. Johns River Water Management Districts.
The program's primary goals are to:
- Create or supplement a mechanism to collaboratively address risk management issues, prioritize those issues, and implement solutions
- Increase and improve risk communication through a unified interagency effort
- Leverage information and resources, including providing access to such national programs as FEMA's Map Modernization program and RiskMAP programs and USACE's Levee Inventory and Assessment Initiative
- Provide focused, coordinated hazard mitigation assistance in implementing high priority actions such as those identified by state mitigation plans
- Identify gaps among the various agency programs and/or barriers to implementation, such as conflicting agency policies or authorities, and provide recommendations for addressing these issues.
The program's desired outcomes are:
- Reduced flood risk
- Agencies better understand and leverage each other's programs
- Collaboration between various agencies, coordinated programs, cohesive solutions
- Multi-agency technical resource for state and local agencies
- Mechanism for establishing relationships to facilitate integrated solutions post-disaster
The Silver Jackets teams are looking at ways to bring funding and other resources together to combat flooding with more strategies than state, regional or Federal agencies may have individually.
- Silver Jackets Charter
- USACE Programs and Authorities Brief
- Kissimmee rvr USACE Project
- High Water Mark Report Draft
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