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Members of the Oregon Silver Jackets team installed high water mark signs Dec. 12, 2014, at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon. The inter-agency team plans to post high water mark signs in other Oregon communities to build public awareness of flood risk. The Silver Jackets is a national initiative under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood Risk Management Program, which leverages the resources of state and federal agencies to prepare and respond to flood emergencies.
Oregon Silver Jackets build flood awareness
9/10/2015 5:30:00 PM
Communication is critical in a crisis, which is why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is testing its Emergency Command and Control Vehicle on Wednesday, April 16, 2014,  in downtown Portland.

The test is part of a statewide exercise conducted by Oregon Emergency Management. The scenario is  two-fold: a large Cascadia Subduction Zone type earthquake, and a flood event.

The ECCV functions as the Corps' Emergency Operation Center.  By participating in exercises like this, our teams get experience in supporting local and state governments, testing our Corps-to-State procedures, and heightens management awareness of potential USACE response-and-recovery actions for earthquake and flood scenarios.
Ready for anything
4/16/2014 12:30:00 PM