Emergency preparedness

Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a safe, reliable and clean energy resource for PG&E's customers. Our well-trained and dedicated team of professionals focus every day on the continued safe operation of the facility. While the facility's robust design and built-in redundancies make an emergency event unlikely, it is important to PG&E that we provide this emergency planning information to our neighboring communities so they are prepared if ever needed. This emergency planning information was prepared in conjunction with San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services.

Types of Emergencies

An emergency at a nuclear energy facility is classified at one of four levels as defined by NRC regulations. These four levels are, from least to most serious: unusual event, alert, site area emergency and general emergency.

Protective Action Zones (PAZ)

Determine what Protective Action Zone you are in and what actions you might take if directed to do so by the County in an emergency.

Emergency Notification System

Find out how you will be notified if there is an emergency that requires public actions.

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Evacuation Tips

Here are some tips in the event of an evacuation.

What To Know About an Evacuation

Find out from the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services what parents with children in school can expect, what to do if you are disabled or don't have transportation, how to make a family disaster plan and more.

Shelter in Place

Find out what you need to do to if directed by the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services to remain indoors.

Planning for the Agricultural Community

Find out from the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services about the impact to agriculture and actions that might be required.

Understanding Radiation

Radiation is naturally occurring and found all around us.

Información en Español

Encontrar información sobre la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Condado de San Luis Obispo.