Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management hosted dozens of elected officials from across the area for a briefing about Super Bowl 51 and its week-long activation leading up to game day.

“Special events like the Super Bowl attract massive crowds that create many safety and traffic challenges,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “We are doing all we can to help support the region and all the entities involved with this major task.”

Officials also toured the Harris County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for a glimpse of how emergency management personnel are monitoring all activities related to Super Bowl 51. The Harris County EOC is currently activated at Level 1 (High Readiness) and working with federal, state and local partners to monitor and support all safety and security efforts.

“Our ability to collaborate with others during a major event or crisis is key,” added Emmett. “Many of our surrounding communities have contributed resources and first responders to keep Harris County’s NRG Stadium safe on game day.”

The Regional Joint Information Center is also activated to support traffic, transportation and other public information needs. State and local transportation partners have been assisting media to provide area residents and visitors with information about road closures, parking and public transportation.

Officials attending today’s briefing included county judges, commissioners, mayors, council members and others.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to download the ReadyHarris app on iTunes or Google Play for the latest emergency information.

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