Emergency Management

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)


CERT is a Harris County Citizen Corps sponsored series of classes designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of anticipated and potentially hazardous disruptions following a disaster.

Many other El Lago residents have taken this training course and found it to be very beneficial. The basic training provided can potentially save lives as well as protect property. El Lago Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Merchant personally recommends taking the classes; he believes it is time well spent.

CERT Administrator Art Richard.
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Emergency Numbers


  • CenterPoint Energy: 888-836-6709    
  • Emergency Police, Fire Department, and Ambulance: 911
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief: 800-621-3362
  • Houston Chapter of American Red Cross: 713-526-8300    
  • Reliant Energy: 713-207-2222