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This Charter establishes and formalizes the expectations for implementation of the Silver Jackets Team for the State of Florida. This charter will be reviewed annually and may be revised at any time per the consent of the core agencies.
Collaborative efforts for comprehensive and sustainable solutions to Florida's flood hazards.
As an intergovernmental team of federal, state, and local agencies the Silver Jackets will provide opportunities to work collectively on flood management issues to share information and resources related to flooding and mitigation, integrate mitigation and recovery efforts, and leverage available agency resources.
It is likely that one of the biggest impacts of Sea-level Change (SLC) will be on storm surge. As sea levels increase, the starting point for storm surge will change, and could cause the impacts to be felt further inland and more frequently. There are several tools available including maps, models, and analysis that can be used to assess vulnerability and risk associated with SLC and storm surge. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has developed guidance for incorporating SLC consideration into all USACE water resources management projects.
In July 2012, after Tropical Storm Debby, the Florida Silver Jackets team responded to the need for recording high water marks (HWMs) by developing a plan that calls for a HWM Strike Team and a central repository for collection and review. The plan is expected to reduce costs and redundancies, increase expediencies, and produce a better product.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, FL.SilverJackets@usace.army.mil, 904-232-2050