Georgia Coastal Resilience Workshop
The Georgia Coastal Resilience Workshop covered subjects such as sea level rise, economic risk assessment, stormwater adaptation, coastal flooding data trends, FEMA flood map updates, and nature-based solutions, amongst others. Through shared instruction, the workshop successfully communicated how these tools can be used to assess, communicate, and address risk to Georgia communities posed by coastal storms and sea level rise.
Flood Inundation Mapping & Community Outreach
The Georgia Silver Jackets team has created multiple partnerships with communities to prepare libraries of flood inundation maps. The detailed maps show the predicted area and depth of flooding in near real-time at selected sites with forecast point gages. These maps use high-resolution digital elevation data, including LiDAR, and hydrodynamic modeling. The composite of flood maps are displayed on an interactive viewer on the NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service website for all to see.
Floodplain Vulnerability Analysis
The Georgia Silver Jackets Team is assisting Augusta/Richmond County, GA in reducing the risk of loss of life and damages to property along the Rocky Creek within the Hyde Park and Aragon Park subdivisions. The analysis provides information about properties vulnerable to flooding.
Risk Communication & the Macon Levee Flood Risk Management Project
The Macon levee system protects 2,900 acres of the City of Macon consisting of commercial, industrial, municipal, and agricultural properties. The area protected is flat and poorly drained. This project is an opportunity to enhance communications, collaboration, and relationships among the different federal, state, city, and county agencies regarding flood risk reduction. It will also provide an opportunity to develop a process for each agency to share their data and information and provide resources in their area of expertise.