What is the STEAR Program? In the event of an emergency some individuals may need additional assistance leaving their homes, or responding to emergency conditions by themselves. The State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)…Read More
Welcome to the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Website. Our mission is to provide programs and activities to City residents and departments to help them prepare for, cope with and recover from the effects of natural and man-made disasters. We do this through all four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
People living in southeast Texas are no stranger to high temperatures and humidity during the summer months. Residents should be aware of how to deal with extreme heat. Humans have a line of defense in…Read More
Hazard Mitigation Action Plan Setting the Direction for Reducing Risk in Houston The City of Houston Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP) helps identify the needs within the City of Houston to reduce our community’s risk…Read More
What is terrorism? While there is no single definition of terrorism, it can be defined generally as the use of violence to pursue a political goal. Terrorism can be classified in many different ways, but…Read More
When severe weather or other emergencies strike, the effects can be widespread and may be injury or death. That’s why its important to stay up to date with emergency notifications offered by trusted, local and…Read More
Information from Houston OEM and BARC on Preparing Your Pets for Disasters. When disaster strikes, having an emergency plan, and emergency supply kit and a way to stay informed is key to making sure your…Read More