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Many Agencies, One Solution Welcome to Washington Silver Jackets Preliminary Meeting Bellevue, Washington 5 August 2010.

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1 Many Agencies, One Solution Welcome to Washington Silver Jackets Preliminary Meeting Bellevue, Washington 5 August 2010

2 Many Agencies, One Solution 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) –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)

3 Many Agencies, One Solution 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

4 Many Agencies, One Solution 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.

5 Many Agencies, One Solution

6 Goals (continued) Leverage available resources and information between agencies, for example: –FEMAs 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

7 Many Agencies, One Solution Approach Do not duplicate similar efforts. Each team different; evolves with state priorities. Membership may expand or contract.

8 Many Agencies, One Solution Silver Jackets Teams Washingtons Silver Jackets program is one of about 25 currently being developed.

9 Many Agencies, One Solution For More Information Corps of Engineers Point of Contact for Washington State Silver Jackets: Silver Jackets Website:


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