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The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management is the primary coordinating body for disaster response in the nation's fourth-largest City.

OEM serves City departments, residents, businesses and visitors with programs and services to help them prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

 


OEM Media Releases

City of Houston to Activate Emergency Operations Center as Severe Weather, Flooding is Possible Monday

City of Houston Residents Urged to Be Vigilant, Prepare for Storms

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will activate the City's Emergency Operations Center to Level III (Increased Readiness) at 4:00 a.m. on Monday, February 20th as severe weather is expected to begin impacting the City. The National Weather Service has placed H...

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Monitoring Severe Weather Potential

City of Houston Residents Urged to Be Vigilant, Prepare for Storms

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for severe weather this weekend. The National Weather Service says heavy rain and strong thunderstorms are expected to move into our area beginning Sunday afternoon and last into rush hour on Monday....

City of Houston Deactivates Emergency Operations Center, Returns to Routine Readiness

No significant damage reported

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has returned the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to Level IV (Routine Readiness) as of 10:30am. The EOC had been staffed since early Tuesday morning by representatives from the Office of Emergency Management, Houston Pol...

City of Houston to Activate Emergency Operations Center as Severe Weather is Expected.

City of Houston Residents Urged to Be Vigilant, Prepare for Storms

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will activate the City's Emergency Operations Center to Level III (Increased Readiness) at 8:00 a.m. this morning as severe weather is expected to begin impacting the City. The National Weather Service has placed Houston under...

As Houston Prepares for Blast of Cold Temperatures, City Officials Remind Residents to Be Winter Ready

HOUSTON - The National Weather Service (NWS) says the Houston area can expect to see temperatures drop dramatically from the high 70's into the low 30s this weekend as an arctic blast impacts much of the Nation. While no roadway freezing is expected, it serves as a reminder that Houston can,...

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OEM Public Service Announcements

Freezing Temperatures Expected Overnight, the City of Houston Offers Safety Tips

HOUSTON - The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for the Houston area from 9:00pm Thursday until 8:00am Friday. As Houston prepares for freezing temperatures overnight, the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering the following tips to help Houstonians...

As Storms and Flooding Continue, Houston OEM Offers Safety Tips and Resources

Heavy Rain and Flooding Causing Dangerous Conditions

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is encouraging Houston residents to take precautions as heavy rain causes street flooding throughout the city. The Houston Fire Department (HFD) reports that they have responded to over 150 motor vehicle accidents across the City since 5:30...

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Offers Tips & Information for Flood Safety Awareness Week.

HOUSTON - March 16 - 22, 2014 is National Flood Awareness Week, and the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering the following tips to help residents be prepared for flooding, and to make safe choices when flooding occurs. 1) Know Your Threat Houston's geograp...

Freezing Temperatures Expected Early This Week, The City of Houston Offers Safety Tips

Houstonians Urged to Protect the 4 P's

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is asking residents to be vigilant as freezing temperatures begin impacting the City early Monday morning. As temperatures dip into the 20s, it is important to know that there are some basic steps residents can take to ensure that they sta...

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