Current Emergency Information
There are no emergencies in San Luis Obispo County at this time.
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Other Emergency & Disaster Recovery Information
As the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 receded from land, it washed much of what was in the inundation zone into the ocean. Scientists predict some of the debris may reach U.S. and Canadian coasts over the next few years. NOAA and its federal and non-federal partners are leading efforts to collect data, assess the debris and possible impacts based on sound science, and protect our natural resources and coasts. Although it is unlikely that the San Luis Obispo County coastline will receive debris from Japan due to offshore ocean currents, it is possible. For information regarding the tsunami debris follow the link below:
NOAA MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM
To provide onging up-to-date information, a mulit-state virutal Joint Information Center (JIC) webpage has been created. This JIC houses the most current information regarding the debris field and can be instrumental in providing accurate information. Contributors to the virtual JIC include affected local and state agencies within California, federal agencies, and Canada.
VIRTUAL JOINT INFORMATION CENTER
April 2011 - Fishery Closure
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Small Businesses Impacted by Salmon Fishery Closure
April 2011 - Highway 1 Slide
May 26, 2011 - Due to the long term closure of Highway 1 north of the San Luis Obispo County line due to the large slide, many businesses dependant on coastal tourism have and are suffering a signficant loss of business. As a result, information is needed from any and all affected businesses in order for the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) to determine if there are enough losses to warrant a request to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to make low interest and/or other disaster loan programs available for economic and perhaps other losses.
As a result, businesses who have been economically affected by the landslide and closure of Hwy 1 since or about April 14, 2011 are requested to fill out and return an Economic Injury form to help us toward the goal of obtaining disaster recovery assistance. Cal EMA is requesting the forms be completed and submitted to their office no later than June 30, 2011.
Submit the forms via fax to Cal EMA, Indivdual Assistance Section, Attention Mary Ann Johnson at the fax number of (916) 845-8395.
Completed forms can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding completing the form, the SBA's Customer Service Center can be called toll free at (800) 659-2955.
Economic Injury Form (PDF)
Economic Injury Form (Word)
March 2011- Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Information
Information Related to Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
Californians with questions about radiation exposure can contact the California Department of Public Health's Emergency Operations informaton at 916-341-3947.
For further information regarding the current situation in Japan, see the Links to Related Sites page under Nuclear Power Plant section.
For information during a significant emergency, call (805) 543-2444