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  1. Introduction to Silver Jackets Flood risk management teams reducing flood risk through integrated planning, response and recovery. No Adverse Impact Workshop July 26th, 2011

  2. Silver Jackets is the state-level implementation of the USACE National Flood Risk Management Program.

  3. Purpose/Goals • Continuous mechanism to address state-prioritized flood risk issues • Strategic life-cycle planning to reduce flood risk • Improved flood risk communication, processes, outreach and collaboration • Leverage resources & information – patchwork quilt • Multi-agency technical resource for state & local agencies

  4. Why the name ‘Silver Jackets’?

  5. Structure • Charter signed by ‘core team’ agencies • USACE coordinates/facilitates • Monthly meetings • Consensus • Membership expands/contracts depending on issues • Annual meeting of core team agency leaders • Evolves with State’s needs

  6. The Idaho Silver Jackets Team formed in 2009 Washington charter is developed, priorities to come Montana is in charter / priority development

  7. http://www.nfrmp.us/state/state.cfm

  8. 2010-2011 Idaho SJ Projects/ActivitiesCOMPLETED • Idaho Hazard Mitigation Plan – Flood Unit update • Idaho Flood Awareness Handbook • 2011 Flood Safety Awareness Week outreach • National Committee of Levee Safety

  9. 2011 Projects/ActivitiesIN PROCESS/ ONGOING • 2011 Flood Response Coordination • National Weather Service - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service web page • Boise River inundation mapping • FEMA Risk MAP Coordination • Silver Valley flood risk issues

  10. Silver Jackets Review State Driven Priorities and Strategy Flexible / Evolving Coordination Many Agencies One Solution Flood Risk Reduction

  11. Questions http://www.nfrmp.us/state/state.cfm travis.d.ball@usace.army.mil 206-764-3277