Silver Jackets: Many Partners, One team


Many Partners, One Team


For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Vicksburg District, Email, 601-631-5741

Mississippi Silver Jackets

The Mississippi Silver Jackets team was established in 2009.  The team is guided by the 2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan.


To develop and maintain a disaster-resilient, sustainable Mississippi through perpetual planning and review of a comprehensive statewide mitigation strategy.


  • Minimize loss of life, injury, and damage to property, the economy, and the environment from natural hazards. Build and enhance local mitigation capabilities
  • Improve public education and awareness
  • Sustain and enhance a coordinated state mitigation program.

Team Activities

Inundation Mapping for the Pascagoula River Basin

The City of McLain, Mississippi has experience increased flooding from the Leaf River over the last 10 years.  Inundation mapping is one tool that can aid the community with understanding areas impacted the most from flooding for different river stages.  New culverts with gates under Highway 98 at McLain are under design/review by the Mississippi Department of Transportation will be included in the modeling effort to determine impacts from opened or closed gates during flood events. The study is scheduled to be completed summer 2022.

2D Inundation Mapping for the Lower Pascagoula Basin

Inundation maps from heavy rainfall events for the lower 10 counties of the Pascagoula River Basin are under development.  When heavy rainfall events are forecasted, inundation mapping using updated LiDAR can assist the counties with evacuation routes and staging  organizations to provide relief to communities.  Study is scheduled to be completed December 2022.

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