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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.


 Early Warning System Sirens Low Volume Growl Test

On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22 and 23, 2014, the Early Warning System sirens located in the Diablo Canyon Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) will undergo regularly scheduled low volume growl tests. For more information click here.                      


On June 27, 2014, a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) went out to residents in San Luis Obispo county. More information on what a WEA is and a brief overview of the events of June 27, can be found here.   


Current Information 


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. 


June 9 - August 1, 2014 PG&E will be upgrading the Early Warning System sirens.  The siren system is comprised of 131 sirens located throughout the Diablo Canyon Power Plant Emergency Planning Zone.  For more information on the project, click here.  For general information regarding our public alert and notification systems, please click here.