The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Facility explosion that occurred Jan. 24, 2020. SBA acted under…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.
Resilient Houston, the City’s resilience strategy, was released on February 12, 2020. Resilient Houston provides a framework for collective action for every Houstonian; our diverse neighborhoods and watersheds; City departments; and local, regional, and partners….Read More
In coordination with other City Departments, the City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management maintains the City’s official emergency site, www.houstonemergency.org, where updates on ongoing incidents, protective actions for the public, and information on how…Read More
From January 18-19, 2020, 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
Houston awarded Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program Funds for Catastrophic Incident Response
HOUSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has selected Houston as one of eight jurisdictions to be awarded Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) funds. Eight local governments received a…Read More
Every September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) observe National Preparedness Month, to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year….Read More