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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  • Aerial mosquito spraying following Hurricane Irma

    As you may be aware, Polk County recorded more than 11 inches of rain due to Hurricane Irma, which resulted in many flooded areas and produced ideal mosquito habitats. We are already seeing a significant increase in the mosquito population.

    As a result, the county requested assistance from the State for aerial spraying of mosquitoes to help reduce the threat of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks in ...
  • Tarps and Blue Roof Program open in Polk County

    Bartow, Fla. (September 25, 2017) —  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Blue Roof program is open daily in Bartow to provide no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma.

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bartow Municipal Airport, 5253 Airport Blvd., US 17 and Spirit Lake Road, Bartow. Only primary residences with...

  • Polk County's Answer to Health and Safety Concerns from Residents

    BARTOW, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2017) –  In response to last week’s 6,022 resident calls concerning garbage, routine yard trash, bulk and recyclables still sitting at the curb, Polk County’s Waste & Recycling office officials met with Advanced Disposal and FCC Environmental  management teams. The group met to discuss the health concerns and safety issues of residents, and the immediate...

  • Public Safety Coordinating Council Meeting Cancelled

    Bartow, Fla. (September 20, 2017) — The Public Safety Coordinating Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. noon at the at the Neil Combee Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, FL has been cancelled. 

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