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OEM LogoWelcome to the City of Houston Mayor's 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 manmade disasters. We do this through all four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Find out more about OEM and it's mission here.

News & Information

Impacted by Recent Flooding?  Visit houstonrecovers.org for information.

Impacted by Recent Flooding? Visit houstonrecovers.org for information.

The City of Houston is working with state and federal agencies, as well as non-profit agencies to help provide services to residents affected by flooding. Information is available from the City of Houston's storm recovery website: Click here to go to houstonrecovers.org

Pets Deserve an Emergency Plan Too!

Pets Deserve an Emergency Plan Too!

When disaster strikes, having an emergency plan, and emergency supply kit and a way to stay informed is key to making sure your family is ready. Our animals are an important part of our family too. Take a moment to download and look over this brochure, brought to you by the City of Houston ...

Make the Call | Learn What Behavior Is Suspicious and How to Report It

Make the Call | Learn What Behavior Is Suspicious and How to Report It

Across the country, millions of people are working, shopping, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and schools…they are enjoying the American way of life. Freedom may be at the heart of America, but the same things that make the country great also make us a target for those who want to ...

Concerned about Zika Virus?

Concerned about Zika Virus?

For information from the Houston Health Department on helping to stop Zika Virus.

Would You Need Help in a Disaster?  Register for Assistance Online or by Phone

Would You Need Help in a Disaster? Register for Assistance Online or by Phone

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) (formerly the Transportation Assistance Registry) allows residents to provide informatio...

Learn About Wireless Emergency Alerts

Learn About Wireless Emergency Alerts

When severe weather strikes, the effects can be widespread and may be injury or death. With this in mind, a new system will make receiving life-saving emergency weather alerts easier. The National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communicati...

Download the City of Houston Disaster Preparedness Guide

Download the City of Houston Disaster Preparedness Guide

The City of Houston Disaster Preparedness Guide helps Houston residents prepare for the next large emergency. With helpful information on emergency kits, emergency plans, evacuation routes and tips for staying informed, this guide will help you better prepare your family. The guide is available...

OEM Events & Happenings

Houston OEM Hosts Annual Emergency Information Exercise

Houston OEM Hosts Annual Emergency Information Exercise

HOUSTON - Communicating when disaster strikes is just as much part of how the City of Houston responds as the first responders on the ground. By providing timely, actionable, accessible and accurate information, the City can help it's over 2 million residents make the smartest, safest choices fo...

Contact OEM

Office of Emergency Management
5320 N Shepherd Drive
Houston, Texas 77091

info@houstonoem.org

713.884.4500 or 311

Emergency: 911

About the EMC

Rick FlanaganRick Flanagan was appointed as Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Houston in 2014. In his role, Mr. Flanagan oversees the emergency management program for the nation’s fourth-largest city, which includes the coordination of disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery. More . . .

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