Aug. 26, 2020

Houston Prepares for Hurricane Laura

Houston Prepares for Hurricane Laura

HOUSTON -  Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and other city departments are working with the National Weather Service to monitor Hurricane Laura. The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has activated the City's Emergency Operations Center to Level I, Maximum Readiness.

In addition, the City of Houston has activated a Joint Information Center (JIC) to manage public information related to this week's weather and the City's response. JIC staff will provide weather updates and public safety messaging via AlertHouston,, and OEM's social media accounts: Nextdoor, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Media may call the JIC at 832.224.6397 or email

Any questions related to the City of Houston's response to this week's weather should be coordinated through the JIC.

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