When an evacuation is ordered, emergency shelters are opened to provide shelter for those who have been directed to leave their homes.  These shelters are typically set up in a school gymnasium, community center, or other large facility. 

Emergency shelters in San Luis Obispo county are operated by the American Red Cross.  These shelters provide food and shelter and are always provided at no cost. 

See where American Red Cross Shelters are currently open across the United States

To volunteer at an American Red Cross emergency shelter