Silver Jackets: Many Partners, One team


Many Partners, One Team


For More Information Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Nashville District, Email, 615-736-7884

Tennessee Silver Jackets


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.

Team Activities

Tennessee 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.

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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


  • 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)
  • Knowing a Property's Flood Risk (2017)
  • Manskers Basin Real-Time Simulation (2018)
  • Tennessee Flood Risk Management Database (2019)

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