For Immediate Release
CITY OF HOUSTON ESTABLISHES JOINT INFORMATION CENTER FOR HOUSTON MARATHON WEEKEND EVENTS
HOUSTON – 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 events surrounding the We Are Houston 5K, Chevron Houston Marathon, and Aramco Houston Half-Marathon this weekend.
For information on road closures, routes and safety information, residents can visit chevronhoustonmarathon.com (www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/) or houstontx.gov/marathon. (www.houstontx.gov/marathon)
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.
The JIC will be open from:
* 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19
* 5:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20
Media are asked to please contact the JIC about Houston Marathon-related questions. Other, 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 (http://twitter.com/houstonoem)
* Facebook: facebook.com/houstonoem
* Instagram: @HoustonOEM (instagram.com/houstonoem)
City of Houston Joint Information Center
Phone: (832) 224-6397