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
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.
FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this summer. The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities….Read More
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
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