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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.

Download Ike Five Year Anniversary Report here

Download All-Hazards Disaster guide here

Download Hurricane brochure here

Download Emergency Essentials List here

Harris County's Role in Emergency Management


Our goal at Harris County's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of disasters, be they natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods, to other hazards such as refinery fire.

The County Judge is charged by statute with responsibility for emergency management planning and operations for Harris County.

Most departments within Harris County have emergency functions in addition to their normal duties and play key roles in our emergency operations strategy. All departments work together to coordinate a service and prepare for an emergency or disaster.