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.
The updated and revised San Luis Obispo County and Flood Control and Water Conservation District Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is anticipated to be presented to the Board of Supervisors at their December 10, 2013 meeting, by county OES, in conjunction with the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. County OES appreciated the input received during the 2013 revision. A public review copy can be found here. Please reference the Board of Supervisors' agenda, when the December 10th agenda is posted during the week of December 2nd for the staff report to the Board of Supervisors related to its adoption.
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 ONE of only TWO operational nuclear power plants 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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