Prepare for Local Disasters with New ReadySLO.org Website
Author: OES Staff
8/1/2019 3:12:43 PM
The County Office of Emergency Services (OES) launched a new one stop resource today for San Luis Obispo County residents and visitors focused on emergency preparedness and response.
Anyone in San Luis Obispo County can now visit www.ReadySLO.org before, during and after a local emergency for important public information and resources.
“Public safety is a top priority for the County and this website supports a regional approach to providing residents and visitors with the tools and information they need at their fingertips before, during and after a local disaster,” said County Emergency Services Manager Joe Guzzardi. “California residents have faced large disasters recently, and it is more important than ever that we provide a resource for people locally before a large emergency hits our area. This type of tool is becoming an industry standard, as many of our partners around the state have similar websites in place now.”
ReadySLO.org was designed as a partnership between the County, seven cities and other response partners to help ensure anyone in SLO County is better prepared to respond to a large-scale emergency. The cloud-hosted website underwent testing to ensure it will load quickly and continue to work during large scale emergencies when potentially thousands of people are accessing the website at the same time.
- Provide preparedness information and educate the community before a disaster about how to be more resilient during a disaster.
- Provide accurate, timely and accessible information to the public during an emergency to ensure necessary actions are taken to mitigate the consequences of the emergency.
- Coordinate and communicate the recovery effort after an emergency to return the community to its pre-disaster state.
Providing all SLO County residents and visitors with an easy-to-remember and reliable source of emergency information has been a long-time goal of County OES. Public safety services are also a high priority for the Board of Supervisors and County Administrative Officer Wade Horton.
“This has been a long time coming and I’m proud that we were able to make it happen for the people we serve,” Horton said. “The County will continue to work with our partners, including local cities and special districts, to provide the most comprehensive local emergency information via this website in the future.”
County OES used Nuclear Power Plant and emergency management grant funding to create the website.
Visit www.readyslo.org for more information.