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Office of Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

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

Services and Information

Natural Hazards

Be prepared for anything.

Human-Caused Hazards

Get tips on how to stay safe.


Know where to go in case of an emergency.

After an Emergency

Learn about ways you can get help.

Blog Posts

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    Hurricane Hermine, Major Storm Anniversaries a Reminder to be Ready

    Hurricane Hermine's approach towards the East Coast and the fifth anniversaries of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee serve as a reminder that the Delaware Valley does see these powerful storms. What you need to know to be ready.
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    We Need You! City Looking For Volunteers For Large Scale Exercise

    The Office of Emergency Management is looking for members of the public to participate in the exercise from 9:30 a.m to 2 p.m on September 17th. On Saturday, September 17th, the City will test OEM's Mass Care and Shelter plan in what we’re calling Operation SheltEx.
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    Back to School: Ready and Prepared

    As you and your kids make supply checklists and prepare to go back to school, don't forget emergency preparation to help their safety. Some simple steps to help you prepare.
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