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Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) focuses people, plans, and programs to promote a prepared and resilient Philadelphia.


Services & Information

OEM provides information to the public on how to be ready for many different types of emergencies. Use these resources to learn what to expect—and what to do—when an emergency strikes.

Tip of the week

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Be prepared when severe weather strikes!

Whether it’s flooding, a thunderstorm or a tornado, don’t let severe weather catch you by surprise. Use our severe weather guide to be prepared when severe weather strikes.

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Beat the heat

Summer Weather

Stay cool this summer

Don’t let high heat and humidity keep you from enjoying a safe summer. Check out our guide for cooling off in the City when the temperature rises.

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Evacuation routes

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Know where to go in an emergency

Locate evacuation routes in your neighborhood with this interactive map.

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Make a plan

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Prepare for an emergency

Be ready for hazards you may face in Philadelphia. Protect yourself, your family, and your loved ones with an emergency plan and supplies.

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