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Emergency Planning is vital to all the residents of San Luis Obispo County. Below you will find helpful information about what to do in an emergency; check lists to prepare your family for a large emergency event; and maps to route your safe evacuation.  

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     Planning Tools

       SLO County Planning Checklist

       CAL FIRE Evacuation Checklist

       FEMA Disaster Planning Checklist 

Emergency Information Websites

National Weather Service USGS  (Earthquake Information)
California Highway Patrol The Tribune
Caltrans Road Information KSBY
CAL FIRE American Red Cross SLO Chapter

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Power Outage

Power cuts can occur due to rolling blackouts, extreme weather conditions, or can accompany other disasters such as earthquakes. If there is no power in your neighborhood:

  • Turn off and unplug appliances and computers. Leave one light on to indicate when power has been restored.
  • Avoid using candles, as they are fire hazards.
  • Do not use a gas stove for heating or operate generators indoors (including the garage.) Both could cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • If a traffic signal is not working, treat it as a stop sign.
  • See the Food section to learn about food safety when your refrigerator’s power is off.

          For 24-hour PG&E emergency service, please call 1-800-PGE-5000.








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