Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Our Mission

The mission of the Brownsville Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is to serve the citizens of the City by providing courteous, accurate, up to the minute access to city information and services; provide planning and efforts to prevent, mitigate the effects of, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters whether natural or man-made.

Department Responsibilities

The Brownsville Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) is the City of Brownsville department responsible for overall emergency planning and preparedness within the City of Brownsville, and for maintenance of the City's comprehensive all-hazards preparedness program. Reporting directly to the City Manager's Office and the Mayor, the department oversees the Brownsville Emergency Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and coordinates local response and recovery efforts with appropriate local, county, regional, state, and federal agencies, as well as with the private sector and volunteer organizations.

OEMHS staff continues working hard to continue its overall planning and preparedness efforts. From distributing preparedness information, to continuing to work with FEMA on recovery funds, to reviewing emergency plans for local businesses, the small department continues its tradition of working towards making Brownsville and its residents better prepared.

Partner Agencies

National Weather Service
State of Texas Department of Emergency Management

NOAA Weather Radio

  • Brownsville Frequency: 162.550
  • Brownsville Same Code: 048061

StormReady Community

2009 saw the City of Brownsville reach a unique milestone as the City was awarded the prestigious Storm Ready certification by the National Weather Service.
Brownsville StormReady Sign - 2009