Emergency Management

Emergency Operations Center
109 E Main
Moore, OK 73160
(405) 793-5062

Our Emergency Management Department works to mitigate, plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from the various emergencies and disasters that affect our City. We utilize an all-hazards approach, focusing on the various emergency functions that need performed in time of trouble. Our work includes:

  • Identification and analysis of the hazards in our City
  • Work to eliminate the hazards or lessen their effects
  • Development of Emergency Operations Plans that guide our overall citywide response to emergencies that occur
  • Identification of assets and resources that can be used in the mitigation, response, and recovery efforts
  • Rapid response to the disaster needs of our community, in an attempt to quickly return our lives to normal

Emergency Operations Plan

The City of Moore maintains and operates an outdoor warning system designed to alert people who are outdoors during emergencies.  This system is composed of 38 sirens which provide excellent coverage throughout our City.

The weather in Moore is normally delightful - BUT - we do occasionally witness the power and ferocity of severe thunderstorms. What should you do when severe weather threatens, what shouldn't you do, and what do our authorities do.


Weather Threats

Thunderstorms can threaten your personal safety in a number of different means. The primary weather threats, ranked by number of fatalities annually, are:

When Tornado or Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are issued, time is of the essence. Both tornadoes and severe thunderstorms can easily produce winds of over 100 mph. Winds of this speed will pick up all manner of debris, turning normally docile items into high-speed missiles. The high-speed missiles are then capable of penetrating and injuring the body; overturning both light and heavy vehicles; debranch and/or topple trees; and damage and/or blow down walls and buildings. Quickly taking shelter from these winds has proven time and again to save lives.