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Oregon Silver Jackets

The Oregon Silver Jackets Team is a subcommittee to the State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team. It is an interagency team dedicated to establish and strengthen intergovernmental partnerships at the state level as a catalyst in developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to state flood hazard challenges.

Through an interagency team of State and Federal agencies, the Oregon Silver Jackets Team will:

  • Facilitate strategic, integrated life-cycle mitigation actions to reduce the threat, vulnerability and consequences of flooding in the state of Oregon;
  • Create or supplement a mechanism to collaboratively solve issues and implement or recommend solutions;
  • Foster leveraging of available resources and information between agencies;
  • Increase and improve flood risk communication and outreach,
  • Promote wise stewardship of the taxpayers’ investments,
  • Develop a more comprehensive regional flood risk management strategy through participation in the Flood Mitigation Subcommittee to the State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team, and
  • Integrate mitigation into recovery actions.

Team Activities

Oregon Team Develops Flood Preparedness & Recovery Webpage

State and Federal agencies participating in the Oregon Silver Jackets Team worked together to develop a comprehensive flood planning website for the public. This website has information and resources for use before, during and after a flood. Check out the webpage to learn how to reduce your flood risk!

Learning From History: 1964 Christmas Flood Awareness Campaign

The Oregon SJ team worked to develop an interagency public awareness campaign that stretched far beyond the Silver Jacket team members to many other agencies and groups to learn from the past and prepare for the future of flooding. Fifty years after the 1964 Christmas Flood – are you ready?

Visualize Flooding with High Water Mark Signs

Several agencies, including Silver Jackets Team partners, worked together to locate and install high water mark signage to increase public awareness in Albany, Turner and Oregon City.