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SLO City officials provide tips for winter storm preparation

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Jan 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-04 16:36:29-05

City of San Luis Obispo officials is providing tips to the community to help prepare now for coming winter storms.

With the ground already well-saturated from recent rainfall, city officials say it is important to get prepared for potential flood impacts now.

To help prepare, the City of San Luis Obispo recommends:

  • Securing outdoor items
  • Avoiding driving, if possible (if you need to drive, use caution, and do not drive across flooded roadways)
  • Securing sandbags if in a flood-prone area (Get sandbag information in SLO)
  • Avoiding creeks and rivers
  • Preparing now by visiting www.slocity.org/prepare

For emergencies, community members should call 9-1-1. To report non-emergency problems, the following resources are available:

  • Non-emergency issues (24/7 non-emergency dispatch line): 805-781-7312
  • Electrical outages (PG&E hotline): 1-800-743-5002
  • Maintenance issues (Ask SLO): www.slocity.org/Ask. The city’s Ask SLO app is an easy and fast way to report and share photos of maintenance issues out in the community. City officials recommend downloading Ask SLO to a smartphone so that you have it when you need it. Ask SLO is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.