Many pets are recent additions to households across Houston. In 2020, pet ownership in the U.S. rose to an all-time high of 70%. For new pet owners, here are things to consider for summer and…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.
Information The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management will be joining other regional community organizations for the annual Extreme Weather Ready Expo on Saturday, June 12th at Minute Maid Park Lot C. This free…Read More
The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges residents to prepare now for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from Tuesday, June 1, through Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. It only takes one storm…Read More
Natural disasters will continue to happen, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prepare yourself during the 2021 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday for emergencies that can cause physical damage like hurricanes, flash floods and tornadoes. You can…Read More
The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) wants to remind residents that severe weather can occur year-round. The best course of action before a disaster is to plan and prepare. Know the…Read More
Houstonians with Access and Functional Needs are encouraged to register with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) Program
Houstonians with access and functional needs are advised to register with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) and update their information every January. The STEAR program is a free registry for Texans of…Read More