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Office of Emergency Management

OEM LogoWelcome to the City of Houston Mayor's 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 manmade disasters.  We do this through all four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Find out more about OEM and it's mission here.

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month.  As part of the City of Houston's ongoing effort to help our residents better prepare for emergencies, the Office of Emergency Management will be sending out messages throughout September with tips and tools for helping your ...

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The Disaster Preparedness Guide provides residents with useful 

information as it relates to the various hazards and threats that might affe ...

The City of Houston is partnering with a new, private, community-oriented social media company called to help serve Houston residents by providing neighborhood-specific information during times of emergency.  The City's Office of Emergency Management will be using to promote activities, events, and as a way to alert Houston residents when public safety issues arise in their communities. 

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About the EMC

Photo of Rick FlanaganRick Flanagan was appointed as Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Houston in 2014. In his role, Mr. Flanagan oversees the emergency management program for the nation’s fourth-largest city, which includes the coordination of disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery.
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Contact OEM

Office of Emergency Management
5320 North Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77091-5738
Phone: 713.884.4500

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