Report Storm Damage to County
updated: Feb 24, 2017, 11:55 AM
Source: County of San Luis Obispo
Request to Residents and Businesses to Report Storm Damage
Due to the ongoing Proclamation of Local Emergency and as a result of damages and the continuing
damaging effects from the recent storms throughout the County, the County Office of Emergency Services is
requesting that residents and businesses report storm damage.
On Tuesday, February 21, the County Board of Supervisors was presented with a thirty-day update on the
storm conditions and damages and hence reaffirmed the continuance of the Proclamation of Local
Emergency, originally proclaimed on January 24.
The County's Proclamation of Local Emergency was made in part because local agencies require assistance
beyond their capabilities to respond to storm related recovery efforts. The Proclamation of Local Emergency
streamlines the approval process necessary to obtain additional State assistance and resources. Together,
the local and State proclamations also allow local government agencies to apply for disaster cost
reimbursement through the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA).
Unfortunately, disaster assistance through these particular programs are only available for costs and
damages to local government public agency infrastructure and related losses. However, the County Office of
Emergency Services (County OES) is requesting residents and businesses that incurred damages during the
storms to report these damages. The information will be complied and given to State and Federal authorities
to help determine if the County might qualify for a Federal disaster declaration, which could provide
assistance for individuals and businesses.
County OES is accepting damage assessment reports via voice message, e-mail or U.S. Mail. Please provide
name, contact phone number, address and a brief overview of damages incurred, including repair costs and
other costs of damages if known.
? For phone reports, please call 805-781-5020 to leave a message with the information.
? For email, please use the "Contact Us" link on the County OES web site: www.slocounty.ca.gov/oes
? For U.S. Mail, mail to County OES, 1055 Monterey St, Rm. D430, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.
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