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The City of Houston will activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as a result of the Severe Thunderstorm and Flooding Threat.

HOUSTON – In response to the severe weather outbreak impacting Houston, the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will partially activate the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) later today. Personnel from OEM, Houston Police Department, Houston Fire Department, and Public Works & Engineering will be at the EOC throughout the night and as long as needed tomorrow.

Located at the Houston Emergency Center (HEC) at 5320 N Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77019 in Independence Heights, the EOC is the central location for emergency response coordination for the City of Houston.

Residents are urged to pay attention to local media weather reports, National Weather Service alerts and warnings, and to follow official sources of information on social media.
Houston residents may also sign up for AlertHouston emergency alerts from the Office of Emergency Management by visiting

Media can call the following hot line for information: (832) 224-NEWS (6397)

Houston Residents can call 311 or visit to report street flooding, residential or business flooding, and debris or trees in the roadway,

Residents may also visit ( on their mobile device), follow @houstonoem on twitter or visit for up-to-date information on emergency response.

Contact:Michael Walter, Public Information Officer
Office of Emergency Management
5320 N Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77091
Office: 713-884-4554
Fax: 713-884-4545

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