Community Emergency & Disaster Preparedness

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Partnering to maximize your safety and welfare

The disaster preparedness program ensures that City forces can provide appropriate relief and rescue services following major disasters like earthquakes, floods, nuclear power accidents, hazardous material spills, civil disturbances, prolonged power outages, and wildland fires. Program goals are well-trained disaster response employees, citizens who can be self-sufficient within 72 hours following a disaster, and up-to-date disaster response plans.

One of the program's primary focus is having our citizens prepared for natural disasters. Are you and your loved ones prepared to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours following a disaster?  That is the minimum goal each SLO resident should constantly maintain.

To maximize your preparedness and safety, please review the following information:

For information about hazard analysis for the City of San Luis Obispo, please reference our 2014 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.