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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  • Operation Blue Roof comes to Polk County

    (Bartow, Fla. - September 20, 2017) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Bartow starting Wednesday to provide no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma.

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are now 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...

  • What To Expect When You Register For FEMA Disaster Assistance

    Polk County residents who experienced property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance, even if the property is insured. Homeowners and renters may qualify.  

    Residents may register for assistance by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Alternatively, the following toll-free telephone numbers...

  • Polk's PODs to close on Sunday

    With electrical power restored to almost all of Polk County, Points of Distribution (POD) for water and MREs will close at the end of the day, or when their supplies run out, on Sunday, September 17.

    Residents in need of water and food are able to get two cases of water and one case of Meal, Ready-to-Eat, commonly known as MRE on Sunday. The MRE is a water-activated self-contained complete ...

  • Boil Water Notices Rescinded

    All of the precautionary notices for Polk County Utilities customers have been cancelled. Water is safe to drink and use for cooking.

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