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.
Winter storms are forecast to bring rain and high winds to parts to parts of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties today through Saturday, March 1. The winds, combined with ground-saturating rain, could result in falling trees taking down power lines and poles and interrupting electric service, there is the potential for fast moving water and other hazards. Click the link to learn more ways to prepare for this upcoming storm and safety tips from PG&E. Click here to view the San Luis Obispo County Sandbag Resources List.
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 to learn ways to reduce indoor and outdoor household water use. Click here for real time local water data in San Luis Obispo County.
Did you know that county employees may be called upon as a disaster service worker in the event of a disaster? Here is what that means.
What Does OES do?
Disasters can strike at anytime and any place. Here, in San Luis Obispo County, we are risk for several different types of disasters; from floods and fires, to earthquakes and hazardous materials incidents. The SLO County Office of Emergency Services (OES), in coordination with local, state, and emergency response organizations, works continuously to better prepare and respond to any disaster our community may face.
What makes us unique?
Here on the central coast, we have the only operational nuclear power plant in California. Diablo Canyon Power Plant has been producing power in San Luis Obispo County since 1985. Due greatly to this facility, SLO County OES has additional funding and staff to help better prepare this community should something happen at the plant.
What is on our Web page?
On this page you will find information related to emergency preparedness and planning, nuclear power plant information, County OES Events, current disaster information, new emergency plans and revisions, and many links to related Web sites. We encourage everyone to use the information on this page to learn how to be prepared for emergencies.
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