Houston Stands Down Emergency Operations Center in Response to Hurricane Laura

The City of Houston’s Emergency Operations Center is no longer activated in response to Laura, which made landfall in Cameron, LA early this morning as a Category 4 Hurricane. There have been no reported impacts to Houston.

Houstonians who evacuated are free to safely return home. Residents can report any fallen trees and tree limbs blocking the road to 3-1-1 or 713.837.0311 or email #311@houstontx.gov.

Non-essential city employees are returning to their normal working schedule today, and all city offices will be open. Solid waste collection, Municipal Courts and City Parks are scheduled to resume normal operations.

Residents should remain prepared throughout the entirety of the Atlantic Hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30. Learn how to update your plans in order to keep you and your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://bit.ly/hurricanecovidprep.

About: The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the chief coordinating agency for disaster response in the nation’s fourth-largest City. OEM provides emergency response coordination and communication assistance to City agencies, and serves as liaison to regional, state and federal agencies during times of emergency. In addition, OEM engages with the local community to promote emergency preparedness through a variety of initiatives. More information can be found at houstonoem.org.