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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.

Boy Scout BadgeAt this year's Hurricane Workshop, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from across Houston can earn portions of their preparedness badge at a special session during this year's annual Hurricane Workshop (9:30am - 2:30pm).  Space is limited, and is first come, first serve.  Call  Weather Center Houston at 713-529 ...

May Day Houston LogoThe Houston Region is the kind of place where big ideas typically become larger-than-life realities. Throw any challenge our way and we meet it head on. But are we really ready for anything? We should be prepared throughout the year, but on May 1st, the City of Houston and its community partners a ...

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The annual Houston/Galveston Hurricane Workshop aims to prepare residents for hurricane season through presentations, interactive exhibits, hurricane forecasting and more. This free event is family-friendly and open to the public. The workshop is the largest of its kind in the na ...



iWatch Houston LogoHouston's position as a key social and economic engine makes it a prime target for terrorist activity.  Do your part to help keep Houston secure by reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement. 

"Make the Call" is a lo ...

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

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