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Welcome to Washington Silver Jackets Preliminary Meeting Bellevue, Washington 5 August 2010. Meeting Agenda Summary. Silver Jackets Concept (Corps / FEMA) Organization-by-Organization Description of Needs and Capabilities State of Washington (10 minutes) King County (5 minutes)

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Welcome to washington silver jackets preliminary meeting bellevue washington 5 august 2010

Welcome

to

Washington Silver Jackets

Preliminary Meeting

Bellevue, Washington

5 August 2010


Meeting agenda summary
Meeting AgendaSummary

  • Silver Jackets Concept (Corps / FEMA)

  • Organization-by-Organization Description of Needs and Capabilities

    • State of Washington (10 minutes)

    • King County (5 minutes)

    • Corps of Engineers (5 minutes)

    • FEMA (5 minutes)

    • USGS (5 minutes)

    • NOAA NWS (5 minutes)

    • USDA NRCS (5 minutes)

  •  Silver Jackets Role in Green River Flood Risk Issues (all)

  •  Next Steps

    • Flood Risk Issues for Next Meeting (all)

    • Set Next Meeting Date, Time, Place (all)

    • Developing a Charter, etc. (Corps: HEC Institute of Water Resources)


Many agencies one solution reducing risk
Many agencies, one solution, reducing risk

“Silver Jackets allows the State and Federal partners to work seamlessly...and anticipate needs during disaster events. The Silver Jackets program maximizes the funding available… and allows the team members to work together in a synergistic manner, tapping into one another's needs and capabilities, thus creating… services that otherwise would not be available. The program allows the partner agencies to look ahead and identify potential challenges and identify solutions to address those challenges before they happen.”

Manuela Johnson, Indiana Dept of Homeland Security


Silver jackets goals
Silver Jackets Goals

  • Create continuous mechanism to solve state-prioritized issues.

  • Implement or recommend solutions.

  • Improve and increase flood risk communication and outreach.

  • Facilitate strategic life-cycle planning to reduce flood risk.


Goals continued
Goals (continued)

  • Leverage available resources and information between agencies, for example:

    • FEMA’s Map Modernization (MapMod) and Risk MAP Programs

    • Corps Levee Inventory and Assessment Initiative

    • Provide hazard mitigation assistance to high priority actions targeted by state mitigation plans

    • Refine process for interagency communication


Approach
Approach

  • Do not duplicate similar efforts.

  • Each team different; evolves with state priorities.

  • Membership may expand or contract.


Silver jackets teams
Silver Jackets Teams

Washington’s Silver Jackets program is one of about 25 currently being developed.


For more information
For More Information

Corps of Engineers Point of Contact for Washington State Silver Jackets:

[email protected]

206-764-3271

Silver Jackets Website: www.iwr.usace.army.mil/nfrmp/state


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