The City of Katy Office of Emergency Management is the City Department responsible for administering emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation programs in Katy, Texas. The mission of the City of Katy Office of Emergency Management is to create a culture of preparedness that will help foster resilience among the whole community by coordinating the activities necessary to build and sustain the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazards
This important work is accomplished through established multi-agency partnerships, community engagement, and effective coordination. These partnerships ensure that the needs of disaster survivors and emergency responders are met at all levels, including local, state, federal, private, and volunteer agencies and organizations.
Stay Informed, Stay Alert - KTAlert
Katy is vulnerable to a variety of hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires that could affect its social, structural, environmental, and economic well-being. These hazards threaten the life and safety of City residents. They have the potential to damage or destroy both public and private property, and disrupt the local economy and overall quality of life of individuals who live, work, and vacation in the community. It is the goal of the City of Katy Office of Emergency Management, and various public and private sector stakeholders to work collectively to mitigate the potential impacts of all hazards that threaten the community’s life, property, and economy.
In 2019, the City of Katy implemented a Mass Notification System known as KTALERT. This system uses a "reverse dialing" telephone method to notify members of the public with critical emergency information in situations where property or human life is in danger and inform subscribers of events affecting them.
For more information and to register for KTAlert, visit Emergency Notifications!
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