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
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.
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
The City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management is recognizing October as Cyber Security Awareness Month. Houstonians are encouraged to follow this year’s theme of “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” and learn how to secure their information through…Read More
The Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) recognizes National Preparedness Month (NPM) each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there…Read More
City departments are working with the National Weather Service to monitor Tropical Storms Marco and Laura as they approach the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more at www.houstonemergency.orgRead More