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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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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Houston until Sunday morning.  This means conditions are...
04/30/2021
Houston Alerts Notification

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Houston until Sunday morning. This means conditions are favorable for flooding to occur. Periods of intense and/or prolonged rainfall may cause flash flooding.

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AlertHouston is the City of Houston's official emergency notification service.  For updates on this situation, visit: houstontx.gov/emergency

Monitor the forecast and road conditions as your head into work this morning. Check out the following resources:🌧 US Nat...
04/30/2021

Monitor the forecast and road conditions as your head into work this morning.

Check out the following resources:

🌧 US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas Forecast - weather.gov/hgx/

🚗 Houston TranStar Local Road Conditions - houstontranstar.org

#HouWX #HouNews #BePrepared

Even though we've had a recent dry stretch and many will welcome a rainy weekend, conditions are right for some to get too much rain! Where storms are heaviest and hit the same place multiple times, our expected 1-3 inches of rain could rapidly become more like 4-8 inches of rain! An isolated spot or two could even see up to around 10 inches.

Because of this, our entire forecast area will see a flash flood watch begin overnight, and continue to Sunday morning.

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04/29/2021

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04/29/2021

Getting vaccinated against COVID19 is free and key to getting our lives back to normal. #TakeYourBestShot by getting vaccinated at one of our sites as soon as possible. Walk ins are welcome. Visit HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19 or call 832-393-4220 or 832-393-4301 to find a nearby site. #hounews

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04/28/2021

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04/26/2021

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OEM recommends having the following types of emergency kits:🏠Shelter-In-Place Kit 🏃‍♂️Go Kit 🚗Automobile Kit Save some m...
04/24/2021

OEM recommends having the following types of emergency kits:

🏠Shelter-In-Place Kit
🏃‍♂️Go Kit
🚗Automobile Kit

Save some money this weekend with Tax Free Emergency Preparedness Weekend (April 24-26).

Learn more: http://bit.ly/taxfreeEMTX

April is  #FinancialCapabilityMonth!Have all the documents and digital copies you need to protect yourself after a disas...
04/23/2021

April is #FinancialCapabilityMonth!

Have all the documents and digital copies you need to protect yourself after a disaster. Use the checklists in the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) and see if you’re missing anything.

Get the EFFAK at: https://community.fema.gov/EFFAK

April is #FinancialCapabilityMonth!

Have all the documents and digital copies you need to protect yourself after a disaster. Use the checklists in the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) and see if you’re missing anything.

Get the EFFAK at: https://community.fema.gov/EFFAK

Houston Alerts Notification
04/23/2021
Houston Alerts Notification

Houston Alerts Notification

AlertHouston is the City of Houston's official emergency notification service.  For updates on this situation, visit: houstontx.gov/emergency

04/23/2021

Add "Shop for preparedness supplies" to your weekend to-do list.

It's tax free weekend for preparedness supplies from 12:01 AM on April 24 to 11:59 PM on April 26.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/taxfreeEMTX

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Happy #EarthDay Houston! Environmental sustainability goes hand-in-hand with community preparedness to mitigate the impa...
04/22/2021

Happy #EarthDay Houston! Environmental sustainability goes hand-in-hand with community preparedness to mitigate the impacts of disasters.

Be #prepared and #sustainable🌎 year-round!

Learn more from Green Houston Tx: http://greenhoustontx.gov

Happy #EarthDay Houston! Environmental sustainability goes hand-in-hand with community preparedness to mitigate the impacts of disasters.

Be #prepared and #sustainable🌎 year-round!

Learn more from Green Houston Tx: http://greenhoustontx.gov

04/20/2021

We report 269* cases of #COVID19 for April 20, 2021, bringing #Houston's total to 188,237**. There are eight newly reported deaths, bringing the city’s total to 2,458. *Of the cases reported today, 82% (221) have specimen collection dates within the past 14 days. **99 cases identified as duplicates were removed from the total count. #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands, #GetTested, and #TakeYourBestShot to end this pandemic. #DontStopDontForget http://houstonhealth.org #hounews
Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Harris County Public Health ReadyHarris

Does your emergency kit have everything you need?Save some money and prepare for hurricane season with Tax-Free Emergenc...
04/19/2021

Does your emergency kit have everything you need?

Save some money and prepare for hurricane season with Tax-Free Emergency Preparedness Weekend from April 24-26.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/taxfreeEMTX

Does your emergency kit have everything you need?

Save some money and prepare for hurricane season with Tax-Free Emergency Preparedness Weekend from April 24-26.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/taxfreeEMTX

#TakeYourBestShot sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment this week! 👇
04/19/2021
COVID-19 News and Information – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

#TakeYourBestShot sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment this week! 👇

COVID-19 News and Information April 14, 2021 Scott Packard MASK UP | SOCIAL DISTANCE | WASH HANDS | GET TESTED | GET VACCINATED አማርኛ | Español | عربى | 中文 | دری | فارسی | Français | ဗမာ | پښتو | Kiswahili | ትግርኛ | Tiếng Việt COVID-19 Vaccines When appo...

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04/18/2021

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04/16/2021

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Vaccine appointments are available for tomorrow! 👇
04/16/2021
COVID-19 News and Information – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

Vaccine appointments are available for tomorrow! 👇

COVID-19 News and Information April 14, 2021 Scott Packard MASK UP | SOCIAL DISTANCE | WASH HANDS | GET TESTED | GET VACCINATED አማርኛ | Español | عربى | 中文 | دری | فارسی | Français | ဗမာ | پښتو | Kiswahili | ትግርኛ | Tiếng Việt COVID-19 Vaccines When appo...

If a disaster happened today, could you easily find your crucial household, financial, and medical documents to recover ...
04/15/2021

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

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

04/15/2021

Reminder: Masks are required in airports and stations and other forms of transportation such as planes, buses, trains, and rideshares.

#MaskUp while traveling to #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19.

More: https://bit.ly/3m68x2R

Flood Insurance can save you from headache and reduce the time it takes for you to recover. Share with us below some of ...
04/14/2021

Flood Insurance can save you from headache and reduce the time it takes for you to recover. Share with us below some of your #flood insurance’s wins😄 or concerns🤔.

Learn more at Floodsmart.gov

#FloodSmart #NFIP #BePrepared

Flood Insurance can save you from headache and reduce the time it takes for you to recover. Share with us below some of your #flood insurance’s wins😄 or concerns🤔.

Learn more at Floodsmart.gov

#FloodSmart #NFIP #BePrepared

OEM reminds the residents of Houston that Tuesday, April 20, 2021 is the deadline to register for Disaster Assistance.  ...
04/14/2021

OEM reminds the residents of Houston that Tuesday, April 20, 2021 is the deadline to register for Disaster Assistance.

If you have insurance, file a claim with them first & then apply to FEMA. FEMA can't duplicate benefits if you received insurance from your provider first.

🖥 http://disasterassistance.gov

📲 Download the FEMA app

📞 Call 1-800-621-3362

#WinterStorm2021

OEM reminds the residents of Houston that Tuesday, April 20, 2021 is the deadline to register for Disaster Assistance.

If you have insurance, file a claim with them first & then apply to FEMA. FEMA can't duplicate benefits if you received insurance from your provider first.

🖥 http://disasterassistance.gov

📲 Download the FEMA app

📞 Call 1-800-621-3362

#WinterStorm2021

04/14/2021

UPDATED: People who received their first dose of Moderna #COVID19 vaccine from us March 15-20 and have not yet scheduled a second dose appointment may show up without an appt as outlined below or call 832-393-5190 to schedule an appt. Details: bit.ly/3de71dm.

#HouNews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Houston Parks - HPARD Houston Public Library Go Healthy Houston

Throughout the month of April, OEM is spotlighting National Financial Capability Month. Personal financial planning help...
04/14/2021

Throughout the month of April, OEM is spotlighting National Financial Capability Month. Personal financial planning helps individuals and families prepare for disasters both big and small.

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK): https://bit.ly/3mJZQN6

Throughout the month of April, OEM is spotlighting National Financial Capability Month. Personal financial planning helps individuals and families prepare for disasters both big and small.

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK): https://bit.ly/3mJZQN6

COVID-19 News and Information – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center
04/14/2021
COVID-19 News and Information – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

COVID-19 News and Information – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

COVID-19 News and Information April 12, 2021 Scott Packard MASK UP | SOCIAL DISTANCE | WASH HANDS | GET TESTED | GET VACCINATED አማርኛ | Español | عربى | 中文 | دری | فارسی | Français | ဗမာ | پښتو | Kiswahili | ትግርኛ | Tiếng Việt COVID-19 Vaccines When appo...

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04/14/2021

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04/13/2021

The Houston Health Department is following the guidance of the CDC and FDA to pause use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution as rare adverse reactions involving blood clots are investigated. The department will await guidance on future use of the vaccine.

Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare and this pause is out of an abundance of caution. Only six cases are reported out of almost seven million doses administered in the United States. Texas Department of State Health Services reports none of these occurred in Texas.

This pause and investigation is important, in part, to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot.

People who received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. Health care providers and individuals should report adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System at www.vaers.hhs.gov.

Since HHD primarily uses Moderna vaccine, we anticipate maintaining capacity and not cancelling appointments. HHD currently has only about 300 doses of J&J in stock, so the immediate impact will be minimal.

HHD used Johnson & Johnson for its homebound vaccination program and some community clinics and will use now use Moderna. Harris County Public Health announced the NRG Park Community Vaccination Site will switch to Pfizer.

A total of 507,864 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administer at Houston Health Department-affiliated COVID-19 vaccination sites, including the Community Vaccination Site at NRG Park. Of that, 37,453 were Johnson & Johnson.

Learn more in the CDC/FDA joint news release here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0413-JJ-vaccine.html.

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04/12/2021

#Houston’s latest 14-day average #COVID19 positivity rate is 8.1%. The rate continues to hover just over 8%. Let’s do what we can to move the dial towards zero. #DontStopDontForget Keep doing the simple things we KNOW work: #MaskUp, #SocialDistance, #WashHands and #GetTested, and #TakeYourBestShot when the vaccine is available to you #BetterTogether #hounews

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04/06/2021

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COVID-19 News and Information – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center
04/05/2021
COVID-19 News and Information – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

COVID-19 News and Information – City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

COVID-19 News and Information April 1, 2021 Scott Packard MASK UP | SOCIAL DISTANCE | WASH HANDS | GET TESTED | GET VACCINATED አማርኛ | Español | عربى | 中文 | دری | فارسی | Français | ဗမာ | پښتو | Kiswahili | ትግርኛ | Tiếng Việt COVID-19 Vaccines When appoi...

Houston Alerts Notification
04/05/2021
Houston Alerts Notification

Houston Alerts Notification

AlertHouston is the City of Houston's official emergency notification service.  For updates on this situation, visit: houstontx.gov/emergency

FEMA has assistance for those who were impacted by the winter severe weather. If you have insurance, file a claim with t...
04/05/2021

FEMA has assistance for those who were impacted by the winter severe weather. If you have insurance, file a claim with them first & then apply to FEMA. FEMA can't duplicate benefits if you received insurance from your provider first.

🖥 http://disasterassistance.gov

📲 Download the FEMA app

📞 Call 1-800-621-3362

#WinterStorm2021

FEMA has assistance for those who were impacted by the winter severe weather. If you have insurance, file a claim with them first & then apply to FEMA. FEMA can't duplicate benefits if you received insurance from your provider first.

🖥 http://disasterassistance.gov

📲 Download the FEMA app

📞 Call 1-800-621-3362

#WinterStorm2021

FREE+FAST+SAFE | Getting tested for #COVID19 empowers you to protect your family. Our sites are free, waits are minimal,...
04/05/2021
Houston Alerts Notification

FREE+FAST+SAFE | Getting tested for #COVID19 empowers you to protect your family. Our sites are free, waits are minimal, results average 2-4 days, and safety is top priority. Visit http://HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 or call 832-393-4220 to find a nearby site. #DontStopDontForget #hounews
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Hacerse la prueba en los sitios asociados con el Departamento de Salud de Houston es gratis, rápido y seguro. Los tiempos de espera son mínimos y los laboratorios informan los resultados, en promedio, a los cuatro días. http://houstonemergency.org/covid19 o 832-393-4220. #hounews

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of March 29, 2021. Twenty-one FREE+FAST+SAFE testing sites across Houston are on the schedule for the week.

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