Welcome To The Polk County Emergency Home Page

Polk County is currently in recovery mode for Hurricane Irma. Residents can continue to check this page for the latest storm-related updates and information regarding recovery efforts.

Citizen's Information Line:
(863) 401-2234
Toll Free: 1-866-661-0228

Storm Debris Hotline:
(863) 451-3357

Licensed hauling contractors who are interested in providing services collecting hurricane debris in Polk County may contact:

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  • What to do now that Hurricane Irma has passed.

    Here is some helpful information about what to do and who to call now that the storm has passed.
    What To Do Post Hurricane Irma
  • TDC Marketing Committee Meeting Cancelled

    Bartow, Fla. (September 13, 2017) — The TDC Marketing Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:00a.m. at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex has been cancelled. 

  • Tragic CO Poisoning Incidents Emerge

    Tragic incidents of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are starting to emerge. This highlights the importance of generator safety. Portable generators are useful during power outages, but improper use can be risky and in this recent case, tragic.

    The most common dangers associated with portable generators are carbon monoxide poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution, and fire hazards. Cooking in...

  • FEMA Includes Polk County in Individual Assistance Program

    Polk County Emergency Management received word this morning that the Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration has been amended to include Polk County in the Individual Assistance Program. The amendment was issued Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

    Residents may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials.

    Individuals can...

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