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Atascadero Police Department
Friday March 11th, 2011 :: 07:19 a.m. PST

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Residents in low-lying SLO County coastal areas advised to move to higher ground/evacuate per County Officials.

SLO COUNTY NEWS RELEASE- TSUNAMI WARNING MESSAGE

EVACUATION, ALL SAN LUIS OBISPO COASTAL
AREAS


Attention, this is an Emergency message for the public along the coast of San Luis Obispo County. The National Weather Service has issued a Tsunami Watch/Warning. This could cause major flooding and risk to life in low lying areas along the coast.

The County Office of Emergency Services is advising residents, visitors and businesses in any low lying areas along the coast to evacuate to high ground immediately. This includes areas of Port San Luis, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Oceano, and Cayucos.

AREAS OF THE COAST LINE IN THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO THAT NEED TO EVACUATE ARE:

PORT SAN LUIS AND AVILA BEACH

• ALL AREAS OF PORT SAN LUIS, INCLUDING PIER, BEACHES AND PARKING LOTS.

• ALL OF DOWNTOWN AVILA BEACH AREA, INCLUDING THE BEACH.

• ALL RESIDENTS AND PROPERTIES ALONG CREEKS THAT FLOOD, INCLUDING SYCAMORE HOT SPRINGS, AVILA BARN, AVILA VALLEY HOT SPRINGS, OCEAN CANYON PINES RESORTS AND AVILA BEACH DRIVE.
• HIDDEN CREEK CANYON ROAD AND BELLVUE ORCHARD DRIVE RESIDENTS AND BELLVUE SANTE FE SCHOOL.


PISMO BEACH

AREAS OF PISMO BEACH THAT NEED TO EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY ARE:

• PISMO COAST VILLAGE.

A TEMPORARY EVACUATION LOCATION IS BEING OPENED IN THE REAR PARKING LOT OF THE FIVE CITIES CENTER BEHIND MARSHALLS.


OCEANO

AREAS OF OCEANO THAT NEED TO EVACUATE OR MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY ARE:

• ALL AREAS WEST OF HIGHWAY 1 FROM GRAND AVE SOUTH TO 24TH STREET.

A TEMPORARY EVACUATION LOCATION IS BEING OPENED IN THE REAR PARKING LOT OF THE FIVE CITIES CENTER BEHIND MARSHALLS.

CAYUCOS

AREAS OF CAYUCOS THAT NEED TO EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY ARE:

• AREAS WEST OF OCEAN FROM OLD CREEK NORTH TO LUCERNE AT HIGHWAY 1.

A TEMPORARY EVACUATION LOCATION IS BEING OPENED AT ST JOSEPHS CHURCH.

MORRO BAY

AREAS OF MORRO BAY THAT NEED TO EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY ARE:

• 200-300 BLOCKS OF ATASCADERO ROAD

• MORRO BAY EMBARCADERO, INCLUDING TIDELANDS PARK AND BOAT LAUNCH.



A TEMPORARY EVACUATION LOCATION HAS BEEN OPENED AT THE VETERANS HALL AT 209 SURF STREET.



PLEASE USE 9-1-1 ONLY FOR LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES.

THE COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.



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Address/Location
Atascadero Police Department
5505 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-470-5050

Gregg Meyer
Investigations
sgesell@atascadero.org
805-470-3218

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