City of Humble Office of Emergency Management
The City of Humble Office of Emergency Management Department mandates the response and recovery during unfortunate circumstances in the Humble area. We work closely with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in preparing for and responding to disasters to ensure public safety.
Emergency Management Director: Norman Funderburk
Emergency Management Coordinator: James Nykaza
Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator: Steve Forbes
Emergency Management Specialist: Josh Krause
Address: 110 W. Main Street, Humble, Texas 77338
Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive and integrated office of emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property, and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from all-natural and man-made hazards that may impact our City. The City of Humble has adopted the Harris County Office of Emergency Management Plan and Hazard Mitigation Plan. The City of Humble works closely with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in preparing for and responding to disasters.
The City of Humble has received recognition from the National Weather Service as a StormReady Community.
Being part of a Weather-Ready Nation is about preparing for your community’s increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Some 98 percent of all Presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $23 billion in damage. The StormReady program helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property–before, during, and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.
StormReady uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of extreme weather—from tornadoes to winter storms. The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improve local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations. To be officially StormReady, a community must:
- Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
- Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public
- Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally
- Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars
- Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.