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City of Houston Office of Emergency Management

City of Houston Office of Emergency Management OEM focuses on four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the chief emergency coordinating agency for the Nation's fourth-largest City. OEM works in all four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to ensure Houston is ready for the next disaster.

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City of Houston Boil Water Notice Lifted
11/29/2022

City of Houston Boil Water Notice Lifted

A boil water notice has been issued for the City of Houston! Everyone should boil the water before drinking, cooking, ba...
11/28/2022

A boil water notice has been issued for the City of Houston! Everyone should boil the water before drinking, cooking, bathing, and brushing their teeth.

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OEM is monitoring weather for the Thanksgiving Day parade.
11/24/2022

OEM is monitoring weather for the Thanksgiving Day parade.

Happy ! If you’re cooking this holiday, be sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms. Home fires increase during ...
11/23/2022

Happy ! If you’re cooking this holiday, be sure to check the batteries in your smoke alarms. Home fires increase during the holidays.
Learn more: ready.gov/home-fires

FIRST AID: Houston Fire has ambulances available for first aid at the beginning & end of the parade route. Look for fire...
11/07/2022

FIRST AID:

Houston Fire has ambulances available for first aid at the beginning & end of the parade route. Look for firefighters on red golf carts moving throughout the route for those who need assistance

11/07/2022

If you still plan to head Downtown for the parade, there's plenty of space on the southern side of the route, near the Pierce Elevated

11/07/2022

We encourage fans attending the parade to fan out due to overcrowding on the north side of the route near Smith St. & Preston. Please pick your viewing spots throughout the route.

PLEASE PLAN AHEAD:Use METRO or use Rideshare to get the Downtown area. Arrive early, come prepared with water, food & dr...
11/07/2022

PLEASE PLAN AHEAD:

Use METRO or use Rideshare to get the Downtown area. Arrive early, come prepared with water, food & drinks. Be patient & have fun 2022

Traffic Advisory: If you're traveling into Downtown from I-10, the exit  to Smith St. is now closed. The intersection of...
11/07/2022

Traffic Advisory: If you're traveling into Downtown from I-10, the exit to Smith St. is now closed. The intersection of Franklin & Smith St. is also closed. More road closures coming at 9am

Plan ahead for the   parade tomorrow. Arrive early and make sure you are hydrated. Services from  will be free tomorrow....
11/06/2022

Plan ahead for the parade tomorrow.
Arrive early and make sure you are hydrated.
Services from will be free tomorrow. Get the details: http://RideMETRO.org/Astros

Tonight is the end of Daylight Savings Time at 2 AM. Remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed tonig...
11/06/2022

Tonight is the end of Daylight Savings Time at 2 AM. Remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed tonight.

Heads up, SE TX! Expect increasing rain chances late tonight through Tuesday. Cold front and possible scattered showers ...
10/31/2022

Heads up, SE TX! Expect increasing rain chances late tonight through Tuesday. Cold front and possible scattered showers move into the region Friday. Be weather aware and weather prepared.

Heads Up, Houston!⛔⚠️ TRAFFIC ALERT for    home games: If you plan on traveling in downtown Friday or Saturday, note the...
10/27/2022

Heads Up, Houston!
⛔⚠️ TRAFFIC ALERT for home games:
If you plan on traveling in downtown Friday or Saturday, note these closures around Minute Maid Park. Closures begin at 4 pm each day.

Please be patient, arrive to your destination early & enjoy your stay!⚾

Ahead of expected weather on Friday, prepare for possible strong winds, heavy rainfall, and tornadoes across Southeast T...
10/27/2022

Ahead of expected weather on Friday, prepare for possible strong winds, heavy rainfall, and tornadoes across Southeast Texas. Download the app to get preparedness tips and weather alerts sent directly to you. Learn more here: http://fema.gov/mobile-app

A prepared community is a resilient one, and starts with staying informed. Access the following City and County resource...
10/03/2022

A prepared community is a resilient one, and starts with staying informed. Access the following City and County resources below to help you and your neighbors stay safe before the next climate disruption strikes.
nehoustongetready.com

Heads Up: road closures beginning at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
09/29/2022

Heads Up: road closures beginning at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

What’s your family’s evacuation plan? Know where you will go, how you will get there, and where you will stay. Please co...
09/23/2022

What’s your family’s evacuation plan? Know where you will go, how you will get there, and where you will stay. Please comment if you and your family have a plan! If not, if you need help contact our office for assistance.

A grab-and-go bag is a smaller version of a household emergency kit stored in an easily accessible place – ready to go i...
09/22/2022

A grab-and-go bag is a smaller version of a household emergency kit stored in an easily accessible place – ready to go if you have to leave on short notice. Everyone needs their own. Keep one in your vehicle, workplace, and home.

Did you know  offers Emergency Management presentations to groups? Learn more at Houstonoem.org.
09/20/2022

Did you know offers Emergency Management presentations to groups? Learn more at Houstonoem.org.

Before you make an emergency plan, you’ll need to know what you’re planning for! Visit Houstonoem.org to learn more abou...
09/19/2022

Before you make an emergency plan, you’ll need to know what you’re planning for! Visit Houstonoem.org to learn more about Houston’s hazards.

As  is causing life threating and catastrophic flooding in , now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepar...
09/19/2022

As is causing life threating and catastrophic flooding in , now is the time to make sure you and your family are prepared.

If you use medical equipment in your home that requires electricity, talk to your doctor or health care provider about h...
09/16/2022

If you use medical equipment in your home that requires electricity, talk to your doctor or health care provider about how to keep it running during a power outage. You can also ask your power provider to put you on a list for priority power restoration.

Find out if you live in a flood prone area and how flood insurance can lessen the financial impact of a flood by visitin...
09/15/2022

Find out if you live in a flood prone area and how flood insurance can lessen the financial impact of a flood by visiting: www.floodsmart.gov.

Build an emergency supply kit this ! Consider unique needs of your family. Include supplies that might be needed by pets...
09/14/2022

Build an emergency supply kit this ! Consider unique needs of your family. Include supplies that might be needed by pets, older adults, and those with disabilities in the event of the emergency. Ready.gov/kit

Update: The media staging area is moved to 14th Street and Arlington Street.  A media briefing is forthcoming.
09/13/2022

Update: The media staging area is moved to 14th Street and Arlington Street. A media briefing is forthcoming.

At this time there are no confirmed injuries at Houston Independent School District's (HISD) Heights High School.Parent ...
09/13/2022

At this time there are no confirmed injuries at Houston Independent School District's (HISD) Heights High School.

Parent staging is at 306 E 15th Street. Please avoid the area if your presence is not needed.

Media staging will be at the corner of Cortlandt & 14th Street.

More details to come.

Do not communicate or interact with suspicious phone calls, emails or text messages. To be sure you’re truly speaking wi...
09/13/2022

Do not communicate or interact with suspicious phone calls, emails or text messages. To be sure you’re truly speaking with
, hang up and call the phone number on your bill. Spot a scam: http://centerpointenergy.com/scams

If a disaster happened today, could you easily find your crucial household, financial, and medical documents to recover ...
09/13/2022

If a disaster happened today, could you easily find your crucial household, financial, and medical documents to recover quickly? Use the checklists in the free Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) to ensure nothing is missing. Get the EFFAK at: https://community.fema.gov/EFFAK

September’s National Preparedness Month overlaps with Hispanic Heritage Month, did you know portions of FEMA’s website a...
09/12/2022

September’s National Preparedness Month overlaps with Hispanic Heritage Month, did you know portions of FEMA’s website are available in Spanish? Check it out at https://www.fema.gov/es

09/11/2022
09/11/2022
Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post
09/10/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post

Timeline photos
09/10/2022

Timeline photos

Be prepared and informed by subscribing to AlertHouston. You can expect to receive important emergency information pushed directly to your phone, tablet, or computer. You'll know, when we know. Click the link for more information or to sign up.

https://houstonemergency.org/alerts/

If the last few years has taught us anything it is that we live in unpredictable times.  We are in hurricane season and ...
09/02/2022

If the last few years has taught us anything it is that we live in unpredictable times. We are in hurricane season and while we don't know when or where a storm will strike, we need to be prepared.

https://www.weather.gov/safety/hurricane-plan

Did you know you can take courses related to emergency management for free?  FEMA offers free independent study courses ...
09/01/2022

Did you know you can take courses related to emergency management for free? FEMA offers free independent study courses in a variety of disciplines, such as IS-394.a Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster. Go to their webpage and see if there is a course that is right for you!

https://training.fema.gov/is/

Flood water is deceiving, since its never clear. Puns aside; Flood water is a powerful force of nature that can and will...
08/30/2022

Flood water is deceiving, since its never clear. Puns aside; Flood water is a powerful force of nature that can and will sweep you and your car away. In light of the recent weather Houston has been experiencing; we at OEM would like to remind you to Turn Around and Don't Drown.

Watch & share this NWS video: https://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY

The National Weather Service has published a family resource that can help your family prepare for this hurricane season...
08/29/2022

The National Weather Service has published a family resource that can help your family prepare for this hurricane season athttps://hurricanestrong.org/wp-content/themes/jcs-hurricane-strong/assets/documents/4-29-22-HurricaneStrong-Family-Preparedness-Guide.pdf

Meteorologists have yet to name a storm this August.  As we move into September we are tracking one storm that has the p...
08/29/2022

Meteorologists have yet to name a storm this August. As we move into September we are tracking one storm that has the potential to become a tropical depression. The National Hurricane Center is a trusted source that you can use to track storms and make informed decisions. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Today we honor and celebrate Valerie Prevost, who's officially retired as of today. We thank her for her dedicated servi...
08/26/2022

Today we honor and celebrate Valerie Prevost, who's officially retired as of today. We thank her for her dedicated service over the years and to her unwavering loyalty to the City of Houston, Office of Emergency Management.
She was presented with a Valerie Day proclamation signed by Mayor Sylvester Turner and presented by Chief George Buenik.

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