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UPDATE: Evacuation warning for Cayucos residents lifted

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Posted at 7:20 PM, Mar 13, 2023

UPDATE (Wed., March 15) - The evacuation warning for residents on 24th Street in Cayucos has been lifted.

The American Red Cross shelter located at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building has also been closed.

(Mon., March 13, 2023) - San Luis Obispo County has issued an Evacuation Warning for Cayucos residents in the vicinity of Whale Rock Reservoir.

The affected area includes 24th St. between Cass Ave. and Morro Strand State Beach.

County emergency officials say that water being released from Whale Rock Reservoir combined with continuing rain could lead to flooding in this area.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for San Luis Obispo County from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14.

If evacuations become necessary, emergency officials say they will issue notifications via Wireless Emergency Alerts, reverse 911, and social media.

An American Red Cross Shelter will be open starting at 8 p.m. Monday at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Hall, located at 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo. Pets are welcome.