West Virginia Silver JacketsJoe TrimboliCommunity PlannerHuntington District Planning Branch12 May 2010US Army Corps of EngineersBUILDING STRONG®
What is Silver Jackets? National Response Framework (NRF) ► unified national response to disasters and emergencies - comprehensive, national, all- hazards approach to domestic incident response. BUILDING STRONG®
National Flood Risk Management Program (NFRMP) Established by USACE May 2006 for integrating and synchronizing USACE flood risk management programs and activities, both internally and with counterpart activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other Federal agencies, state organizations and regional and local agencies. FEMA, ASFPM1, and NAFSMA2 1 - Association of State Flood Plain Managers 2 - National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies BUILDING STRONG®
National Flood Risk Management Program (NFRMP) BUILDING STRONG®
Silver Jackets To provide amore formal and consistent strategy for implementing an interagency approach to planning and mitigation for flood hazards and these linking activities to the response and recovery of these hazards . Creates a mechanism for developing and maintaining interagency partnerships in the field. BUILDING STRONG®
Approach Improve processes and identify gaps and counteractive programs Leverage resources and information - Learn about programs and how to combine, “patchwork quilt” Provide Federal assistance in implementing state priorities, such as high priority actions identified in states’ mitigation plans Not intended to duplicate similar efforts ► Supplement successful teams ► Strengthen existing relationships ► Establish relationships where they don’t exist BUILDING STRONG®
Watershed Approach (EPA) Partnerships Geographic Focus Strong Management based on Strong Science and Data BUILDING STRONG®
WV – Silver Jackets Planning Measures that began with the Statewide Flood Plan Engage WV DHS & EM Formalize Charter ► Vision, Purpose, Goals, Organization, Responsibilities, Meetings, and Decisions BUILDING STRONG®
Future Actions Current Statewide Flood Plan update is Silver Jackets Team? Follow-up meeting for future input ► Vision, Purpose, Goals, Organization, Responsibilities, Meetings, and Decisions Schedule 1st Official Silver Jackets meeting of the West Virginia Chapter BUILDING STRONG®
Web Sites National Flood Risk Management Program ► http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/nfrmp/ Silver Jackets ► http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/nfrmp/state/ National Response Framework Resource Center ► http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nrf/ BUILDING STRONG®
QUESTIONS?SEAMLESS, CURRENT, and AUTOMATED BUILDING STRONG®
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