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City of Houston
News Release
Friday, October 27, 2017

City of Houston Activates Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Support of the Public Safety Response to the World Series

HOUSTON - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during all home World Series games in support of public safety, traffic, and transportation efforts related to the Series and associated events. This will be the first time the EOC has been activated since Hurricane Harvey.

The EOC, located at the Houston Emergency Center in north Houston, is the central coordination point for the City's emergency response. Staffed by representatives from public safety and transportation agencies, including:

  • Houston Police Department
  • Houston Fire Department
  • Houston Public Works and Engineering
  • Houston Information Technology Services
  • METRO Houston
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office
  • Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • National Weather Service
  • CenterPoint Energy

The goal of the EOC is to ensure coordination of information and resources for Houston's public agencies, and to maintain situational awareness of the Series, and associated events. 

Additionally, the City will be activating a Joint Information Center (JIC) with transportation and public safety agencies to ensure effective, coordinated information is distributed. 

Houstonians and visitors alike can follow the City of Houston Social Media Channels for the latest information:

Houston residents can also sign up for AlertHouston, the City's emergency notification system, for updates on traffic impacts around Minute Maid Park.  To sign up, visit

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