City of Houston activates heat emergency plan Cooling centers available over the weekend at certain libraries, community centers, multi-service center HOUSTON – The City of Houston is activating its Public Health Heat Emergency Plan, providing resources…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.
Houston summers are often filled with days of extreme heat and high humidity. These conditions slow evaporation and force the body to work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, making heat a danger. Most…Read More
While hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property, tropical storms and depression also can be devastating. The primary hazards from tropical cyclones (which include tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes) are storm surge…Read More
Hurricane Season starts June 1, are you prepared? Here are some tips to share with your family and friends
Just a reminder that now is the time to prepare you and your family for the upcoming hurricane season. Make an emergency plan, know your evacuation zone, recognize warnings and alerts, including those with disabilities,…Read More
Juvare annual awards members of an organization or individual who demonstrates the best of the emergency management discipline. Helping Hand Honors a person or group of people who have been helpful to the Juvare Community™,…Read More
When temperatures rise, the Houston Health Department encourages everyone to take extra precaution to protect themselves from heat-related illness and death. High-risk groups such as adults age 55 and older, children under the age of…Read More