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Nebraska Silver Jackets

The Nebraska Silver Jackets Program provides a formal and consistent strategy for an interagency approach to planning and implementing measures to reduce the risks associated with flooding and other natural hazards in the State of Nebraska.

Find out more about the Nebraska team and their activities to assist Nebraskans in managing flood risk and living through a crisis event on their webpage.

Team Activities

Flood Workshop #1

The Nebraska Silver Jackets team held the first of three flood workshops on July 10th in conjunction with the Nefsma conference in Nebraska City.  With over 65 registrants, the conference provided a forum to update participants on changing legislation (DRRA) and changing programs (FEMA BRIC) as well as provide a lessons learned from the recent March 2019 flood.  A summary of the flood event is available as a story map on Nebraska Department of Natural Resources website: Story Map

Presentations from the Workshop are available for download.

20190710_DNR_Post Flood Permitting.pdf

20190710_FEMA_Mitigaton_Funding_2018DRRA.pdf

20190710_FEMA_PA_IA_Programs.pdf

20190710_FEMA_Post Flood Permitting.pdf

20190710_High_Water_Marks.pdf

20190710_State_Hazard_Mitigation_Program.pdf

Elkhorn River Flood Risk Analysis

The Elkhorn River Basin Hydrology was developed in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources for purposes of identifying flood risk and promoting informed planning and development practices and incorporation into the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. The hydrologic analysis developed peak flow frequencies and corresponding hydrographs throughout the Elkhorn River Basin. The final hydrology report is available for download.

Elkhorn_Hydrology_Final_Report_SEP2018.pdf

Nebraska's NFIP Loss Properties are Definitively Identified and Mapped

According to FEMA, the number of repetitive flood losses are increasing throughout the country and putting a stress on the National Flood Insurance Program.  To address this problem, the Nebraska Silver Jackets Team asked that the USACE assist in reviewing each of the repetitive loss structures in the state and provide a Repetitive Loss Area Analyses so that the statewide hazard mitigation plan can be updated and improved.

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New Website Designed to Help the Public Make Flood Risk Decisions

With so many agencies involved with flood risk management, emergency response, and water resources, the number of flood risk messages available to the public can be overwhelming. No single agency has the full responsibility of flood risk management, and not surprisingly, no single website provides the public with a full understanding of flood risk management or flood response. To address this need, the Nebraska Silver Jackets team developed the Flood Risk and Floodplain Management Website.

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For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District, Email, 402-995-2326

 

Participating Agencies

Federal

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA Region VII)
  • National Weather Service (NWS)
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (USACE)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District (USACE)
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Great Plains Region)
  • U.S. Geological Services (Nebraska Water Science Center)

State

  • Nebraska Association of Resource Districts (NARD)
  • Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR)
  • Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR)
  • Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ)
  • Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Related Links

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports state-led Silver Jackets Teams through its Flood Risk Management Program.