University of Houston Office of Emergency Management

University of Houston Office of Emergency Management The UH Office of Emergency Management is a component of the UH Department of Campus Safety. Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery

The UH Office of Emergency Management coordinates and integrates all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, or mitigate against threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.

Mission: To support our campus community of staff, faculty, and students to ensure that as a university we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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As we close out National Preparedness Month, we want to remind you of three points: Have a Plan - Build an Emergency Kit...
09/25/2020
Be Prepared

As we close out National Preparedness Month, we want to remind you of three points: Have a Plan - Build an Emergency Kit - Stay Informed. For many preparedness resources, visit our "Be Prepared" page here: https://uh.edu/emergency-management/be-prepared/

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09/10/2020
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Did you see our post earlier this week and ask yourself questions like: What even is an Emergency Kit? I need A LOT of stuff...can I use a suitcase? Don't worry! We have a comprehensive list of things for you to think of on our website - click the link for more!

Week 2 of National Preparedness Month.  Don't forget to Build an Emergency Kit: https://www.ready.gov/kit
09/08/2020
Build A Kit | Ready.gov

Week 2 of National Preparedness Month. Don't forget to Build an Emergency Kit: https://www.ready.gov/kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

National Preparedness Month - Don't forget to post an Outdoor Warning Siren System poster near the entrances and exits o...
09/04/2020

National Preparedness Month - Don't forget to post an Outdoor Warning Siren System poster near the entrances and exits of your buildings. If you hear the siren, remember to: Seek shelter indoors, check your email or text messages, and visit the UH ALERT website at www.uh.edu/emergency

National Preparedness Month!Week 1 - Make a Planhttps://www.ready.gov/plan
09/04/2020
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

National Preparedness Month!
Week 1 - Make a Plan
https://www.ready.gov/plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Heat Advisory is in effect for today from 9 AM to 8 PM. Unseasonably warm temperatures will persist today. -Limit any ti...
09/01/2020

Heat Advisory is in effect for today from 9 AM to 8 PM. Unseasonably warm temperatures will persist today.

-Limit any time outdoors, especially during the afternoon
-Check your backseat for any pets or children
-Check in with your neighbors, especially the elderly
-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
-Wear sunscreen and light clothing

Coog Strong Mask On!
08/12/2020

Coog Strong Mask On!

08/11/2020
www.cdc.gov

As we enter the peak of Hurricane Season, be sure you know how to prepare during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Check out this resource from the CDC:https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/covid-19/images/20_318076_Hurricane-key-Messages-COVID-19-508.pdf

Let’s work together to make our return to campus safe for everyone. #CoogStrongMaskOn https://uh.edu/coog-strong-mask-on...
08/06/2020
Coog Strong Mask On

Let’s work together to make our return to campus safe for everyone. #CoogStrongMaskOn https://uh.edu/coog-strong-mask-on/

Coog Strong, Mask On is the University of Houston’s rallying cry to defeat COVID-19. It is a recognition that our UH Community must unite on a common mission to prevent the pandemic from disrupting our individual goals and our University’s Tier One academic and research pursuits.

We are still keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Hanna.  This is a great time to test your plans and make sure you are prep...
07/24/2020

We are still keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Hanna. This is a great time to test your plans and make sure you are prepared at all times.

University of Houston Office of Emergency Management's cover photo
07/20/2020

University of Houston Office of Emergency Management's cover photo

Heat index values will be climbing into the triple digits through the next several days across the region. Some helpful ...
07/01/2020

Heat index values will be climbing into the triple digits through the next several days across the region. Some helpful heat safety reminders:
-Limit any time outdoors, especially during the afternoon
-Check your backseat for any pets or children
-Check in with your neighbors, especially the elderly
-Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
-Wear sunscreen and light clothing

06/11/2020
www.readyharris.org

As you prepare for another hurricane season, take time to look at your family’s emergency plan and how COVID-19 could affect it. Check out this Harris County Guide on Evacuation and Sheltering during COVID-19:https://www.readyharris.org/Portals/60/documents/Get-Prepared/COVID-HurricaneSeasonEvac_Shelter-English.pdf

Heat index values are expected to climb into the triple digits over the next several days. Remember to keep these import...
06/08/2020

Heat index values are expected to climb into the triple digits over the next several days. Remember to keep these important heat safety tips in mind!

Heat index values are expected to climb into the triple digits over the next several days. Remember to keep these important heat safety tips in mind! #txwx #houwx

06/01/2020
Hurricanes2020 NWSHouston

Hurricane Season begins today! Remember to Have a Plan, Build an Emergency Kit and Stay Informed - Check out this video from the National Weather Service on Hurricane Hazards and the 2020 Season Forecast

Meteorologist with National Weather Service Houston/Galveston describes hurricane hazards and the forecast for the 2020 season.

Hurricane Season begins Monday, June 1st. Now is the time to plan! Please read this important message from OEM on Hurric...
05/28/2020
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Hurricane Season begins Monday, June 1st. Now is the time to plan! Please read this important message from OEM on Hurricane Preparedness at UH and remember: Have a Plan - Build an Emergency Kit - Stay Informed!

The 2020 hurricane season begins Monday, June 1, and we wanted to let you know even in these uncertain times, that the University of Houston is making sure our emergency procedures are ready to be put into action should we face such a threat. Please review this key information in preparation for hur...

Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before...
05/08/2020

Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes. Start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies but remember you may need to adjust your preparedness plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.
Learn about all the different actions your community can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes: ready.gov/neighbors

If you plan to ride out a hurricane in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code...
05/07/2020

If you plan to ride out a hurricane in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand high winds. fema.gov/what-mitigation

This Hurricane Preparedness Week, call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you...
05/06/2020

This Hurricane Preparedness Week, call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. ...and remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for flooding. floodsmart.gov. Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.

Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could b...
05/05/2020

Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a MINIMUM of one week. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone. The CDC recommends if you need to go to a public shelter, bring at least two cloth face coverings for each person and, if possible, hand sanitizer. (Children under two years old and people having trouble breathing should not wear face coverings). ready.gov/kit

Take some time this week - Hurricane Preparedness Week - to make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan. The first th...
05/04/2020

Take some time this week - Hurricane Preparedness Week - to make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan. The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone or unsafe home, and coordinate with them to use their home as your evacuation destination. Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them. Put the plan in writing for you and those you care about.
As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.
hurricanes.gov/prepare

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destru...
05/03/2020

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Learn how during Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 3-9, 2020). hurricanes.gov/prepare

University of Houston Office of Emergency Management's cover photo
05/01/2020

University of Houston Office of Emergency Management's cover photo

Your cloth face covering should:✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils✔️ F...
04/29/2020

Your cloth face covering should:

✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils

✔️ Fit snugly against the sides of the face

✔️ Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through

✔️ Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape

Alumni from CDG Supplies donated 400 surgical masks for use by UH essential personnel working on campus.  Thank you CDG ...
04/10/2020

Alumni from CDG Supplies donated 400 surgical masks for use by UH essential personnel working on campus. Thank you CDG Supplies for supporting the University of Houston. https://cdgsupplies.com/our-donation/

A Spring danger if you head to a beach - Rip Currents
03/20/2020

A Spring danger if you head to a beach - Rip Currents

Another set of Spring Dangers that for those of us along the coast will have to monitor are Beach Dangers, including Rip Currents!

Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of water flowing away from shore at surf beaches! Learn more at www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent

Houston knows this weather hazard all too much - see below for today's severe weather topic: Heat Safety
03/19/2020

Houston knows this weather hazard all too much - see below for today's severe weather topic: Heat Safety

Another Spring Weather Danger is HEAT! Heat is typically the leading cause of weather-related fatalities each year. Heat waves have the potential to cover a large area, exposing a high number of people to a hazardous combination of heat and humidity, which can be very taxing on the body. On average, 38 kids die each year by being left in a vehicle. 88% are under 3 years old. 54% were forgotten by a caregiver. Learn how to stay safe during a heat wave at www.weather.gov/heat

Today's severe weather topic - Tornadoes
03/18/2020

Today's severe weather topic - Tornadoes

Do you know what the difference is between a Tornado Watch vs Warning? A tornado WATCH means BE PREPARED. A tornado WARNING means TAKE ACTION. If there is a tornado watch, pay extra close attention to the weather and be ready to act, because tornadoes are possible. If there is a tornado warning, find shelter immediately, and move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building, because a tornado is occurring or will shortly. Avoid windows and cover your head to protect yourself from flying debris. Taking action early can help save lives! weather.gov/safety/tornado-ww

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