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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  • Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting Time Change

    Bartow, Fla. (October 10, 2017) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners Board/Staff Agenda Review meeting originally scheduled on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 9 a.m. will now be at 8:30 a.m. in Room 407 at the Neil Combee Administration Building in Bartow.

  • Operation Blue Roof Ends Friday

    Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2017) — Operation Blue Roof by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ends Friday in Bartow.

    The program provides no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma. Representatives from the Corps remain available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday at the Bartow Municipal Airport, 5253 Airport Blvd. in Bartow.

    Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are...

  • Polk to Open Debris Drop off Sites for Residents

    Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2017) — Polk County will open three sites Friday where residents can drop off vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma.

    The sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday and will be at:

    • 9500 Marigold Ave. in Poinciana, on the east side of the road at the new fire station
    • 5901 Strickland Ave. in Lakeland, on the west side of the road at the ball park
    • Across the...
  • FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center Extends Hours

    Bartow, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2017) — Due to high demand, FEMA’s Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will indefinitely extend its hours of operation in Bartow to assist Polk County residents whose homes and businesses were damaged by Hurricane Irma.

    Until further notice, the center will only be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the W.H. Stuart Center, 1710 U.S. 17 South in Bartow. Residents seeking...

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