Program leaders for California’s new Silver Jackets team Terri Wegener (left), with the California Department of Water Resources, and Judy Soutiere (right), with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, pose with DWR Deputy Director of Integrated Water Management Gary Bardini and Sacramento District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Braden LeMaster after a ceremony celebrating the new team in Sacramento, California, Nov. 4, 2013. The Silver Jackets program is designed to improve coordination, collaboration and communication among disaster-response agencies at all levels of government before a disaster strikes to hasten recovery. California is the 40th state to establish a Silver Jackets team.

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