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Our Mission Statement

The County Office of Emergency Services is committed to serving the public before, during and after times of emergency by promoting effective coordination between agencies, and encouraging preparedness of the public and organizations involved in emergency response.





 Current Fire Status

The Cuesta Fire has been 100% contained at 2,446 acres.

 Evacuation Orders and Warnings

No Evacuation Orders or Warnings are in effect.


Learn more about evacuation terminology.

Evacuation Centers


No Evacuation Centers are open.


 Traffic Status

No road closures at this time.

Please drive carefully in areas where responders are working. 



No school closures at this time.  


Information on Forest Closure Order for Santa Lucia Wilderness Area Forest Closure Press Release

 For information regarding the Cuesta Fire, please call the County Phone Assistance Center at

(805) 543-2444.    

For additional assistance or information, please call 2-1-1. 




 Current Information

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Annual Emergency Alert Tests Conducted on Saturday, August 22


On Saturday, August 22, 2015 the Early Warning System sirens and Reverse 911 system were tested throughout the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ). 

The sirens were activated twice, at noon and again at 12:30pm.  During both tests, all 131 sirens activated successfully.

The Reverse 911 system was  activated for the residents and business within the Emergency Planning Zone.  The system experienced some issues and the test was concluded prior to completing all of the Protective Action Zones.  See the FAQ for more information.




     Tsunami Zone


Find out if you are in a Tsunami Hazard Zone! 

Tsunami brochures have been developed to help you and your family prepare.

Pick one up at your coastal Police or Sheriff's station or print your own below!

Check the coastline nearest you:

North Coast Including San Simeon and Cambria

Central Coast Including Los Osos, Morro Bay, and Cayucos

South Coast  Including Port San Luis, Five Cities Area, and Oceano Dunes


Save Our H2O

Governor Brown has issued a proclamation declaring a drought state of emergency which urges Californians to reduce their water use by 20%. Visit the Save Our Water program here for real time local water data in San Luis Obispo County. On March 11, 2014, the County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution proclaiming a local emergency due to drought conditions in San Luis Obispo County. 
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