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What priorities do you want the City to focus on in their updated Emergency Management Plan?

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What natural disasters do you believe will impact the City of San Luis Obispo?

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What human made hazards may impact the City of San Luis Obispo?

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What are your expectations of the City of San Luis Obispo prior to a disaster?

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What are your expectations of the City of San Luis Obispo during a disaster?

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What are your expectations of the City of San Luis Obispo after a disaster?

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Allan Cooper inside Neighborhood 5
August 10, 2019, 12:01 PM
  • What natural disasters do you believe will impact the City of San Luis Obispo?

    Flash floods in the Downtown Core, hillside related mudslides, wildfires encroaching on SLO's city limits, earthquake damage and associated problems with evacuation, prolonged periods of smoke inhalation associated with nearby wildfires, prolonged drought resulting in water rationing, heat strokes caused by prolonged heat waves, wind damage associated with increasing severity of storms and storm/wind related power outages.

  • What human made hazards may impact the City of San Luis Obispo?

    Nuclear fallout from the Diablo power plant (perhaps resulting from severe seismic activity), domestic terrorism, human caused power outages, railroad- or truck-related toxic spills, bridge failures, sewage spills, vector-borne diseases, plane or helicopter crashes in urban areas, explosions resulting from gas leaks, water pollution (lead, mercury, etc.), fires caused by arsonists and war.

  • What are your expectations of the City of San Luis Obispo prior to a disaster?

    Evacuation could be a problem since we have a limited number of roads leading into and out of the City. Evacuation should be part of our disaster preparedness plans. The City should prevent urbanization from taking place in flood plains, under flight paths, adjacent to wildlands that are prone to wildfires or on unstable slopes. In order to facilitate evacuation, the City should cap its building heights to 3-4 stories. The City should assure that residents have easy access to cars (as opposed to the current policy of limiting parking for cars) or some form of public transportation. The City should encourage residents to go off the grid (and/or have backup generators) in the event of major power outages. The City should encourage residents to stockpile food and water in the event of emergencies.

  • What are your expectations of the City of San Luis Obispo during a disaster?

    Obviously recue operations should take place. Advisories should be broadcast. Calls for assistance from the State and Federal Government. Safe havens (gyms, basements, etc.) should be provided for displaced residents and visitors. Executive orders should be made declaring a state of emergency. Both lanes of roads should be redirected to maximize evacuation.

  • What are your expectations of the City of San Luis Obispo after a disaster?

    Work with FEMA to provide remuneration for losses. Get assistance from the National Guard for flood or wildfire related clean up. Reassess reurbanization of lands within flood plains, adjacent to wildlands, along fault lines, etc. Relocation of displaced residents. Stricter ordinances pertaining to disaster preparedness (i.e., raising the minimum height of buildings above 100 year flood plains, increasing the mandatory use of fire retardent building materials, mandatory air filtration/purification systems installed in new buildings, etc.).

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