Halloween is fast approaching, and you and your kids may be super excited for a ghoul time. Whatever form your celebration takes, make sure it includes safety and preparedness. Whether you’re a ghost or zombie,…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.
Welcome, October! A gentle reminder that we are still in Hurricane Season and we encourage citizens to continue to be proactive and have a plan in place in the possible threat of a Hurricane or…Read More
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15, and the Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) celebrates the rich heritage and significant contributions of Hispanic and Latino residents to the City of…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
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