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The Virginia Silver Jackets team brings individuals from different agencies together to facilitate collaboration, share information, and leverage resources to identify and implement solutions to reduce flood hazards. In addition to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Virginia Team currently includes staff from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, and U.S. Geological Survey. The Virginia Silver Jackets team brings individuals from different agencies and fields of expertise together to facilitate communication, share information, and provide 'one-stop' for local and state governments to obtain information and identify solutions to reduce flood hazards. The Virginia Silver Jackets Team first met on June 23, 2010, and looks forward to signing a charter formally establishing the Team.

Learn more about the Virginia Silver Jackets Teams by reviewing presentations, documents and other useful information linked below.

Contacts

Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Co-Chair

USACE - Norfolk District, Co-Chair

Meetings and Events

Upcoming

2013 Flood Risk Management - Silver Jackets Webinar Week This link leaves this site for another Federal Government web site.

 

Recent

April 9 - 11, 2013
Lexington, Virginia
24th Annual Environment Virginia You are leaving a Federal Government web site. Click icon for more information.

March 3 - 5, 2013
Richmond, Virgina
2013 Virginia Water Conference You are leaving a Federal Government web site. Click icon for more information.

L-273, Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Henrico County Training Center, 2nd Floor, 7721 E. Parham Road, Henrico, Virginia
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October 18, 2012
Charlottesville, Virginia
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October 17, 2012
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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September 5, 2012
Conference Call

August 2012
Harrisburg, PA
Flood Risk Management and Silver Jackets Workshop

July 2012
Conference Call

May 2012
Hampton, Virginia
Face to Face Meeting

March 2012
Conference Call

February 2012
Conference Call

January 2012
Conference Call

December 2011
Conference Call

August 15 - 19 , 2011
Nashville, TN
2011 Silver Jackets and Flood Risk Management Workshop

May 2011
Conference Call

April 2011
Core Team Meeting

March 7 - 8 , 2011
Virginia Water Conference
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January 27, 2011
Core Team Meeting
Richmond, Virginia
Meeting Minutes (pdf, 204 KB)

December 22, 2010
Charter Signing Ceremony
Richmond, Virginia

November 3, 2010
Core Team Meeting
Minutes (pdf, 71 KB)

September 9, 2010
Giles County / Town of Narrows
Minutes (pdf, 214 KB)

September 8, 2010
Core Team Meeting
Minutes (pdf, 37 KB)

August 11, 2010
Virginia Silver Jackets Invitational Kick off — WebEx Meeting
Presentation ( pdf, 1.1 MB )

June 23, 2010
Virginia Silver Jackets Preliminary Meeting
St. Paul, Minnesota

Action Items and Accomplishments

Action Items

  • Plan and host 1-day Virginia Flood Summit
  • Develop inundation mapping for Blackwater River, near City of Franklin
  • Develop inundation mapping for Rappahannock River, near City of Fredericksburg

Accomplishments

  • Pilot Project — Flood Risk Information System
  • Core Team review and approve charter - December
  • Articles published in Virginia Floodplain Management Association August Newsletter and Virginia Department of Emergency Management's Emergency Update Newsletter, dated September 22, 2010, to promote the establishment of the Virginia Chapter of the Silver Jackets
    EM Update Article (pdf, 46 KB) |  VFMA Newsletter August 2010 (pdf, 70 KB)
  • Host first core team meeting - September
  • Initial Silver Jackets Discussion (Commonwealth of Virginia, VDEM and USACE, Norfolk District) - May 7, 2010
  • Initial meeting with USACE Districts and VDEM - June 23, 2010
  • Establish a program - request letter received letter from Commonwealth of Virginia - June 2010
  • Developed draft charter and 60-Day Plan, and identified partners - July 2010
  • Plan and host Invitational Kick-Off WebEx - August 11, 2010

Presentations and Documents

Presentations

  • Virginia Silver Jackets Invitational Kick off — Presentation ( pdf, 1.1 MB )

Documents

Virginia Silver Jackets Brochure
This outreach tool can be distributed by team members and their organizations in digital or hard copy form. It clearly explains what the Silver Jackets Team is all about and how we can help communities struggling with repetitive losses due to flooding.

Vision

Support comprehensive and sustainable actions that reduce the level of risk from flooding which result in the protection of life, property and the beneficial functions of floodplains within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mission

To function as a catalyst in the identification and resolution of flood hazards to support the reduction of flood risk within the Commonwealth to include such items as flood observation and warning systems, planning, flood hazard mapping, flood hazard mitigation, dams, as well as flood response and recovery activities.

Charter

Virginia Charter (pdf, 1.62 MB)

Participation

The Virginia Silver Jackets Team will rely upon interagency cooperation and collaboration. Membership will vary based on available resources and team project focus but will consist of a core group. Representatives may be from the regional and state levels of the organizations. All participating agencies will contribute experience and information to all team efforts.

As this team evolves, other entities may choose to participate in this initiative; however, the core agencies that will be involved at all times are:

  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)
  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (VDCR)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA Region III)
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • National Weather Service (NWS)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

VDEM is designated as the lead State office, and the USACE Norfolk District (District) will serve as the lead Corps of Engineers District. The District will maintain and distribute a contact sheet.

Related Links

 

Professional Organizations

American Planning Association You are leaving a Federal Government web site. Click icon for more information.
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) You are leaving a Federal Government web site. Click icon for more information.
International City/County Management Association You are leaving a Federal Government web site. Click icon for more information.
VA Floodplain Management Association You are leaving a Federal Government web site. Click icon for more information.

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Revised 2 July 2013