• Polk County's Youth Fair teaches the importance of agriculture. Image
    Polk County's Youth Fair teaches the importance of agriculture.
  • Polk County firefighters get out in their communities to raise awareness. Image
    Polk County firefighters get out in their communities to raise awareness.
  • Polk's History Center is housed in Bartow's historic courthouse. Image
    Polk's History Center is housed in Bartow's historic courthouse.
  • Bok Tower in Lake Wales is a popular and historic attraction. Image
    Bok Tower in Lake Wales is a popular and historic attraction.
  • Roseate spoonbills congregate to feed at Circle B Bar Reserve. Image
    Roseate spoonbills congregate to feed at Circle B Bar Reserve.
  • The Peace River was once the lifeblood of Polk's early settlers. Image
    The Peace River was once the lifeblood of Polk's early settlers.
  • Homeland Heritage Park showcases Polk County's history. Image
    Homeland Heritage Park showcases Polk County's history.
  • The new Bone Valley ATV Park offers rugged outdoor adventure. Image
    The new Bone Valley ATV Park offers rugged outdoor adventure.
  • SUMICA was once a turpentine mill town east of Lake Wales. Image
    SUMICA was once a turpentine mill town east of Lake Wales.
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  • Polk County Sandbag Fill Sites Remain Open

    BARTOW, Fla. (August 30, 2015) – Rain remains the biggest threat to Polk County as the remnants of Erika make their way into our area. Polk County Emergency Management is keeping a very close eye on rain totals and the entire county is very wet. Sandbags will be provided to Polk County residents at [...]

  • Camp Arbuckle Campground closed due to flooding
    posted on 8/31/2015

    Bartow, Fla. (August 30, 2015) — Polk County Parks and Recreation staff has evacuated and closed the Lake Arbuckle campground. Lake Arbuckle is southeast of Frostproof.  According to Parks Superintendent Mike Callender, the water in the area has risen and is flowing over the access road and int [...]

  • Polk County Provides Sandbag Fill Sites(1)
    posted on 8/28/2015

    BARTOW, Fla. (August 28, 2015) – As a proactive measure while the rains continue, sandbags will be provided to Polk County residents at 14 Polk County Fire Rescue stations.  A maximum of 25-30 sandbags will be provided to each household to help prevent water intrusion into the home. Beginning at 2 p [...]

  • Polk County Preparing for Tropical Storm Erika
    posted on 8/28/2015

    BARTOW, Fla. (August 28, 2015 at 9:31 a.m.) – Polk County Emergency Management is working with partners at the local and state level to monitor and prepare for any impact from Tropical Storm Erika. There’s much uncertainty as to the intensity and track of the this storm, so we recommend th [...]

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