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City of Houston Establishes Joint Information Center for Houston Marathon (Sunday)

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will activate a Joint Information Center (JIC) to manage media and public information related to the security, safety and transportation response to the Chevron Houston Marathon, and Aramco Houston Half-Marathon this weekend.

For information on road closures, routes and safety information, residents can visit  chevronhoustonmarathon.com.

The JIC will serve as the central clearinghouse, and one-stop-shop for information related to the public safety response to this weekend’s events.

Media wishing to contact the JIC may call: 713-884-4471 or the JIC Manager, Jodi Silva at 713-419-8568.

The JIC will be open from 5:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22

Media are asked to please contact the JIC about Houston Marathon-related questions. Routine media requests should be routed through normal means.

The City will also be sharing Marathon-related information on social media using the following accounts:

Twitter: @HoustonOEM
Facebook: facebook.com/houstonoem
Instagram: @HoustonOEM

About: The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the chief coordinating agency for disaster response in the nation’s fourth-largest City.; OEM provides emergency response coordination and communication assistance to City agencies, and serves as liaison to regional, state and federal agencies during times of emergency. In addition, OEM engages with the local community to promote emergency preparedness through a variety of initiatives. More information can be found at houstonoem.org.

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