FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 14, 2017 10:37:22 AM CST
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 Police Department, Houston Fire Department, and Public Works & Engineering Department to monitor the potential impacts from this storm system.
There are no significant reports of damage in the City of Houston as a result of today's storm. As of 10:30am, 11 calls had been received by Houston 311 for trees or debris in streets. There were no reports of street or structural flooding.
Houston residents who have experienced damage related to today's incident should call Houston 311 to report it, or visit houston311.org to fill a report out online. This includes any flooding (roadway or structural), and trees or debris in streets.
Helping Those Affected
Houston residents who want to lend a hand to those affected by disasters are encouraged to donate to a non-profit charity organization. For a list of local and national charities working together to help Houston in times of need, visit the Texas Gulf Coast Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) website at txgulfcoastvoad.org.
Public Information Officer