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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.

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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On June 10, 2014, the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Houston Department of Health & Human Services will host an annual summit for the non-hospital healthcare community.  With tools, tips and resources for home health, nursing home, dialysis and other health facilities, this event will prove to  be a great oppo ...

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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"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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