Silver Jackets Newsletter
The latest Silver Jackets Newsletter, The Buzz (PDF, 3.00 MB), shares news from different agencies, state teams, and details the recent flood risk management planning guide released by the DC Silver Jackets team.
Webinars & Presentations
State Flood Hazards Geodatabase
On June 20, members of the Alaska (AK) and New Hampshire (NH) Silver Jackets Teams presented a one-hour Silver Jackets webinar entitled: State Flood Hazards Geodatabase. Crane Johnson from the National Weather Service gave a presentation on the Alaska Flood Events Database. Shane Csiki and Tom Taggart from the NH Department of Environmental Services and Whitney Welch from the NH Department of Safety presented on the New Hampshire Flood Hazards Geodatabase.
The Alaska Silver Jackets Team developed a statewide historical flood hazard database that was showcased in the Winter 2018 Buzz newsletter. The NOAA Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center (APRFC) at the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worked with a contractor to catalog and spatially connect historical flood events to the State of Alaska Division of Regional and Community Affairs list of Native Villages and Communities. The effort initially included researching Hazard Mitigation Plans, State and Federal Disaster Declarations, the USACE Cold Regions Ice Jam Database, and the APRFC River Notes.
Independently, the NH Hampshire Geological Survey at the NH Department of Environmental Services, in collaboration with the NH Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, have recently engaged in the completion of a similar effort to develop a statewide flood hazards geodatabase, using local town information.
In February 2018, the AK team and NH officials discussed their respective efforts together in a teleconference. Based on differing needs, each state took a unique approach to inventory and document historic flood events.
Copies of the Alaska (pdf, 2.18 MB) and New Hampshire (pdf, 1.84 MB) presentations are available.
Date: June 20, 2018
Webinars & Presentations Archive