Tennessee silver jackets

The Tennessee Silver Jackets Team vision is to establish and strengthen partnerships at the local, state, and federal level as a means for developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to natural disasters.

Through an interagency team of local, state, and federal agencies, the Tennessee Silver Jackets team endeavors to establish a collaborative process to:

  • Increase and improve flood risk communication and outreach.
  • Facilitate strategic, integrated life-cycle mitigation actions to reduce the threat vulnerability and consequences of flooding in the state of Tennessee.
  • Create or supplement a mechanism to collaboratively solve issues and implement or recommend solutions.
  • Foster leveraging of available resources and information among agencies
  • Promote wise stewardship of the taxpayers' investments.
  • Develop a more comprehensive regional flood risk management strategy through participation in the Regional Interagency Flood Risk Management Team.
  • Integrate mitigation into recovery actions.
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Seventeen Agencies Stand with Tennessee Silver Jackets

In early September 2015, the Tennessee Silver Jackets Team gathered to sign its team charter. While many Silver Jackets teams establish their charter with just a handful of federal and state agencies on board, Tennessee's charter included signatories from six federal agencies, five state agencies, and six local and regional governments. Congratulations to Tennessee; we look forward to seeing your partnerships continue and grow.

TN Post Disaster Guide

The Tennessee Post Disaster Guide will provide emergency management personnel, across the State of Tennessee, with a better understanding of available resources to aid in the recovery process, and will also help prepare counties and communities for future disaster events. In addition, the guide will reduce the need for coordination with the state, and allow entities at all levels of government to work more efficiently and focus their efforts where needed during an emergency. This guide provides information on disaster declarations, permitting requirements, assistance programs offered at the federal and state level, documenting an event and what type of information is needed, and more.

for more information contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Nashville District, Email, 615-736-7308

participating agencies



  • Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD)
  • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)
  • Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)
  • Tennessee Regional Planning Districts

Local Communities

  • City of Chattanooga
  • City of Clarksville
  • City of Cleveland
  • City of Knoxville
  • City of Memphis
  • Metropolitan Nashville
  • Hamilton County
  • Shelby County
  • Sumner County


  • Christian Brothers University (Surface Water Institute)
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
  • Vanderbilt University
related links

The following is a list of Silver Jackets' reference documents.  If you would like a copy of any of these documents, please email us:

  • Tennessee Post Disaster Guide (2015)
  • Tennessee Silver Jackets Team Charter (2014)
  • Silver Jackets Overview Presentation (2014)
  • Chattanooga Regional Flood Preparedness Study (2013)
  • Knowing a Property's Flood Risk (2017)
  • Manskers Basin RTS (2018)
  • Tennessee FRM Database (2019)