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.

Operating as usual

Heads up! Share with everyone you know!
01/15/2022

Heads up! Share with everyone you know!

Heads up! The Chevron Houston Marathon is happening this weekend, below is a link with maps, road closures, and other pertinent information.
https://houstonoem.org/2022marathon/

Photos from US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas's post
01/15/2022

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

Chevron Houston Marathon
01/13/2022
Chevron Houston Marathon

Chevron Houston Marathon

6:30-7:30 a.m. Service will be suspended between the Preston Station northbound platform and UH Downtown Station. If you need to continue northbound, proceed to the UH Downtown Station. If you’re traveling southbound, from UH Downtown Station proceed to Preston Station.

Heads up! The Chevron Houston Marathon is happening this weekend, below is a link with maps, road closures, and other pe...
01/13/2022

Heads up! The Chevron Houston Marathon is happening this weekend, below is a link with maps, road closures, and other pertinent information.
https://houstonoem.org/2022marathon/

Heads up! The Chevron Houston Marathon is happening this weekend, below is a link with maps, road closures, and other pertinent information.
https://houstonoem.org/2022marathon/

Our thoughts are with everyone who suffered damage in the recent tornadoes over the weekend. If you suffered any damage,...
01/11/2022

Our thoughts are with everyone who suffered damage in the recent tornadoes over the weekend.

If you suffered any damage, please visit this link, https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/ and click on "submit general incident damages."

#MondayMotivation is #HouPublicWorks crews cutting trees to clear #Houston streets from storm debris after this weekend’s tornadoes 🌪 Our thoughts are with the business and homeowners that suffered damage 🙏We are grateful no one was hurt or killed. #ThankYou to everyone who called 311 to help us clear the way 👍👷‍♂️🌳

01/09/2022

Flash flood warning in effect until 3:30am. Stay off roadways and continue to be safe.

01/09/2022

11:57 PM
Rotación cruzando la I-10 y camino de la 290, pasando cerca del Loop 610

Timeline Photos
01/09/2022

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KGRK - Super-Res Reflectivity Tilt 1, 11:43 PM

01/09/2022

Please stay off roadways unless absolutely necessary during our current weather conditions.

Please continue to monitor weather updates as they are available.

HEC to investigate call handling protocols and procedures for a shooting incident
01/05/2022

HEC to investigate call handling protocols and procedures for a shooting incident

HEC to investigate call handling protocols and procedures for a shooting incident

01/03/2022

A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect tonight for most counties north of I-10 while a Freeze Warning is in effect for the remaining southern counties. Plan accordingly, stay warm, and stay safe!

01/02/2022

Reminder:
Houston City Offices will be closed Monday, January 3, 2022, in observation of the new year. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 4, with normal business hours. #HappyNewYear

01/02/2022

When temperatures drop, it’s important to remember to protect the 4 Ps (People, Pets, Pipes and Plants) during cold temperatures. As our staff works hard to prepare our shelter pets for the incoming cold front, we wanted to share some helpful tips to help keep our four legged friends in our homes and communities safe.

❄BRING THEM INSIDE - Bring your pets indoors and provide them with dry shelter to protect them from the harsh weather conditions. If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them.

❄PAW CHECK - Snow and ice can burn your pet's sensitive paw pads. Make sure you wipe down your pet's feet, legs, and belly as soon as you are inside.

❄OUTDOOR CATS - Outdoor community cats may seek shelter from the cold in the warm engine of your car. Keep them safe by tapping on your car's hood before turning it on. If you are able to, provide the cat with an alternative shelter. Learn how to build your own feral cat shelter here: https://youtu.be/lpW69fNzcjc

❄CHEMICAL HAZARDS - Clean antifreeze spills or leaks to help avoid accidental poisoning by this common lethal chemical. If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic seek veterinary care asap.

More cold weather tips: https://bit.ly/3FGi1w4

Remember to follow City of Houston Office of Emergency Management for the latest updates and safety advisories.❄

Continue to prepare you and your family for the cold weather.
01/02/2022

Continue to prepare you and your family for the cold weather.

🥶Winter weather will visit us tonight with the arrival of a strong cold front. Sub freezing temperatures are likely north of I-10 tonight and then across the entire region by Monday morning.

⚠️Freeze Warnings and Watches are in effect.

🧥Plan accordingly, stay warm and safe!

The Office of Emergency Management would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Please continue to be safe and take the...
01/01/2022

The Office of Emergency Management would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Please continue to be safe and take the time to create an emergency plan with your family for 2022.

The Office of Emergency Management would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Please continue to be safe and take the time to create an emergency plan with your family for 2022.

A cold front will move through the area on Saturday bringing isolated showers & thunderstorms with possible subfreezing ...
12/31/2021

A cold front will move through the area on Saturday bringing isolated showers & thunderstorms with possible subfreezing temperatures.

Remember be prepared, not scared:
🧣Dress in layers
👵Check on family and friends
🐕Bring pets indoors

Cold weather tips: https://bit.ly/3FGi1w4

#HouWX #ReadyHouston

A cold front will move through the area on Saturday bringing isolated showers & thunderstorms with possible subfreezing temperatures.

Remember be prepared, not scared:
🧣Dress in layers
👵Check on family and friends
🐕Bring pets indoors

Cold weather tips: https://bit.ly/3FGi1w4

#HouWX #ReadyHouston

12/31/2021
Are you ready for the cold weather this weekend? Now is the time to prepare!
12/31/2021

Are you ready for the cold weather this weekend? Now is the time to prepare!

#DidYouKnow: Common utility scams during winter include threatening disconnection and demanding immediate payment via ph...
12/30/2021

#DidYouKnow: Common utility scams during winter include threatening disconnection and demanding immediate payment via phone or door knocking imposters. Remember, your energy company will not call demanding immediate payment for any reason.

#BePrepared #HouWX

#DidYouKnow: Common utility scams during winter include threatening disconnection and demanding immediate payment via phone or door knocking imposters. Remember, your energy company will not call demanding immediate payment for any reason.

#BePrepared #HouWX

Prepare your pets 🐕, plants 🪴, people 🧑‍🤝‍🧑, and pipes 🏠 as temperatures drop this Saturday.Cold weather tips: https://h...
12/30/2021

Prepare your pets 🐕, plants 🪴, people 🧑‍🤝‍🧑, and pipes 🏠 as temperatures drop this Saturday.

Cold weather tips: https://houstonoem.org/cold-weather/

Don't forget to follow US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas for the latest weather updates. 👇 👇 👇

Houston Health Department and Curative opening new Covid-19 mega testing site – City of Houston | Newsroom
12/29/2021
Houston Health Department and Curative opening new Covid-19 mega testing site – City of Houston | Newsroom

Houston Health Department and Curative opening new Covid-19 mega testing site – City of Houston | Newsroom

Houston Health Department and Curative opening new Covid-19 mega testing site December 28, 2021 Scott Packard HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department and Curative are expanding access to Covid-19 testing at no out-of-pocket cost to patients with the opening of a new drive-through mega site this we...

Houston Health Department and Curative opening new Covid-19 mega testing site – City of Houston | Newsroom
12/29/2021
Houston Health Department and Curative opening new Covid-19 mega testing site – City of Houston | Newsroom

Houston Health Department and Curative opening new Covid-19 mega testing site – City of Houston | Newsroom

Houston Health Department and Curative opening new Covid-19 mega testing site December 28, 2021 Scott Packard HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department and Curative are expanding access to free Covid-19 testing with the opening of a new drive-through mega site this week. The site is located at Delma...

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas #Houston! 🎁🎄Wishing everyone a joyous and safe Holiday!

12/24/2021

City of Houston offices will be closed Friday, December 24 - Monday, December 27. We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, December 28.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

cc: City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON)

Timeline Photos
12/22/2021

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If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow the steps below to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community. Isolate if you test positive (vaccinated or not). http://ow.ly/F9RA50HfNIZ
And get tested: https://bit.ly/3eavz6P

Timeline Photos
12/22/2021

Timeline Photos

Si está enfermo de COVID-19 o cree que podría tener COVID-19, siga los pasos a continuación para cuidarse y ayudar a proteger a otras personas en su hogar y en su comunidad. Aíslese si da positivo (vacunado o no) http://ow.ly/F9RA50HfNIZ y hazte la prueba: https://bit.ly/3eavz6P.

Looking for a something to keep the little ones entertained this winter break? Check out the OEM holiday safety brochure...
12/21/2021

Looking for a something to keep the little ones entertained this winter break? Check out the OEM holiday safety brochure for #kids.

Adult version also available because #preparedness is for the whole family 👪.

Download: https://bit.ly/HouHoliday2021

#ReadyHouston #BeReady

Looking for a something to keep the little ones entertained this winter break? Check out the OEM holiday safety brochure for #kids.

Adult version also available because #preparedness is for the whole family 👪.

Download: https://bit.ly/HouHoliday2021

#ReadyHouston #BeReady

Packed house this morning at the Houston Emergency Center as the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and part...
12/16/2021

Packed house this morning at the Houston Emergency Center as the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and partners came together to prepare against various emergency scenarios regarding the 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon.

This holiday season give the gift of emergency preparedness! Teach your kids what do before, during, and after a disaste...
12/10/2021

This holiday season give the gift of emergency preparedness! Teach your kids what do before, during, and after a disaster.

Download the curriculum to start planning: www.ready.gov/kids/educators

#HolidaySafety

This holiday season give the gift of emergency preparedness! Teach your kids what do before, during, and after a disaster.

Download the curriculum to start planning: www.ready.gov/kids/educators

#HolidaySafety

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Today, OEM remembers ...
12/07/2021

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Today, OEM remembers and honors the many American service men and women who were injured or made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in history.

#NeverForgotten

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Today, OEM remembers and honors the many American service men and women who were injured or made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in history.

#NeverForgotten

A cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region today. A few of the storms could become strong to severe...
12/06/2021

A cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region today. A few of the storms could become strong to severe with strong winds and small hail.

A cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region today. A few of the storms could become strong to severe with strong winds and small hail.

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to an end TODAY, Nov. 30! Make sure your family is weather ready by ...
11/30/2021

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to an end TODAY, Nov. 30!

Make sure your family is weather ready by being prepared year-round for all weather.

Learn more: https://houstonoem.org/2021season/

11/25/2021

H-E-B THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER


WHAT:​ Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events have made the difficult decision to cancel today’s Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade scheduled to begin at 9am in downtown Houston.

​“While we are disappointed that we are unable to commence with the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade, we will always err on the side of caution in order to ensure that our parade participants and patrons are safe,” said Susan Christian, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and parade producer.

​The Mayor’s Office of Special Events will refund the face value of purchased tickets through Etix.

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