Ensuring Galveston County residents are prepared for emergencies is GCOEM’s top priority. Its educational campaigns aim to help residents prepare for all types of emergencies.
During an emergency, GCOEM works to ensure agencies involved in an emergency response provide a unified, accurate, and timely message to the public. GCOEM delivers emergency warnings through the broadcast media using the various alert systems, and provides email alerts about current emergencies to subscribers. During large-scale emergencies, GCOEM opens a Joint Information Center to coordinate outreach to the media.