The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District is renewing its partnership with Florida’s Silver Jackets through the signing of a new charter that will guide the team moving forward. The charter establishes the expectations for implementation of the Silver Jackets Team for the State of Florida.
The Silver Jackets are an interagency team with federal, state, tribal and local agencies who work together to learn from one another and apply their knowledge to reduce the risk from flooding and other natural disasters; and, enhance response and recovery efforts from these types of events. The state has the leadership role with the support of federal partners. The goal is that each agency bring their resources, funding, and programs together to help meet the goals of the state as it relates to reducing flood risk.
“The Corps of Engineers is excited to renew our partnership with the Florida Silver Jackets Team, which includes many federal, state and local agencies,” said Marci Jackson, Corps representative on the team. “We are looking forward to working with the State of Florida to help implement their goals and priorities related to flood risk.”
Florida’s team includes the state’s Division of Emergency Management, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation, Floodplain Managers Association, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, along with many other federal, state and local agencies.
For information about the national Silver Jackets program and by-state program efforts, please visit https://silverjackets.nfrmp.us/.
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Release no. 19-045