The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Saturday, June 1. Now is the time to prepare: take advantage of the 2019 Emergency Preparation Tax-Free Weekend and begin stocking up on emergency supplies. Via the Texas Comptroller:…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.
From January 19-20, 2019, the City of Houston will welcome runners, visitors and spectators from across the region, state, nation and globe to the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half-Marathon and We Are Houston 5k. As…Read More
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
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