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Emergency Planning is vital to all the residents of San Luis Obispo County. Below you will find helpful information about what to do in an emergency; check lists to prepare your family for a large emergency event; and maps to route your safe evacuation.  

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     Planning Tools


       SLO County Planning Checklist

                        CAL FIRE Evacuation Checklist

       FEMA Disaster Planning Checklist


Emergency Information Websites

National Weather Service USGS  (Earthquake Information)
California Highway Patrol The Tribune
Caltrans Road Information KSBY
CAL FIRE American Red Cross SLO Chapter

storm/floodingWeather Emergencies

Winter and heavy rains can cause floods, landslides, uprooted trees, and downed or broken utility lines in almost any neighborhood.

During the Storm:

  • If water has entered a garage or basement, do not walk through it – it may contain hazardous materials.
  • Do not try to drive over a flooded road. If your car stalls, abandon it immediately. Attempting to move a stalled vehicle in flood conditions can be fatal.
  • Tune to AM Radio or local TV channels for emergency advisories and instructions.
  • If you are asked to leave your property, disconnect all electrical appliances.
  • Call your local DOT to report fallen trees or tree limbs, or clogged catch basins.
  • Call your city's Department of Utilities to report flooded streets.
  • Avoid downed power lines and broken gas lines. Report them to your local power and gas providers.

    For 24-hour PG&E emergency service, please call 1-800-PGE-5000.






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