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Public Safety Power Shutoff

July 10, 2019 

Southern California Edison (SCE) has recently developed a plan to shut off power when high risk weather could start a wildfire. The Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) could lead to multi-day power outages in the City of Santa Barbara during periods of extremely hot, dry, and/or windy weather.

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City of Santa Barbara Emergency Operations Plan

May 9, 2013 
The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for the City of Santa Barbara addresses the planned response to extraordinary emergency situations associated with natural disasters, technological incidents, and national security emergencies in or affecting the City. This plan does not address normal day-to-day emergencies or the well established and routine procedures used in coping with such emergencies.
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The Apps are Coming! This month’s OES Newsletter has arrived!

April 29, 2013 
In light of the feedback from last month’s column titled “Social Media and Preparedness” this month we bring safety oriented apps for your smart phone or tablet computer! According to the Pew Research Center, 66% of young adults (age 18-29), 59% of adults (age 30-49) and 34% of older adults (ages 50-64) own a smart phone and use it to download applications (apps) and/or surf the internet. Even more telling is that an April 2012 Pew survey found 86% of Smartphone users have used their phones to get help in an emergency situation! Tablet computer use is also on the rise with 31% of adults reporting they use a tablet computer such as an iPad. With statis-tics like these it is hard to ignore the world of apps as a medium of communication.
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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2019
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