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Harris County Judge, Ed Emmett
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Welcome
Welcome to the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (OHSEM) Web site.

Updated daily, this Web site gives you the tools to get informed, get prepared, and get involved.

An involved community is a well prepared community and your family’s partnership with Harris County is the foundation of our homeland security and emergency management strategy.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and OHSEM hope you will visit our site often.

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Download Hurricane brochure here

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Director

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett is the presiding officer of Harris County Commissioners Court. In his position, Judge Emmett serves as the director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and represents the county on numerous boards, committees, and regional councils of governments.

Harris County is the nation’s third most populous county with nearly 4.1 million (4,070,989) according to 2009 estimates by the U.S. Census bureau. Harris County has a larger population than 24 states. There are 34 municipalities within the county, including the City of Houston. Over 1.2 million people live in unincorporated Harris County and rely on the county to be the primary provider of basic government services.