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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.

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  • Precautionary Boil Water Notice: Timbercreek subdivision

    Polk County Utilities is issuing a Department of Health required “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE” due to a loss of pressure.

    This notice is for customers located in the Timbercreek subdivision on the north side of Saddle Creek Road east of Fish Hatchery Road in the area known as the Timbercreek Public Water System. About 60 customers are affected.

    As a precaution, we advise that all water users...

  • Old Dade City Road reopens

    Old Dade City Road in North Lakeland has been reopened. It had been closed due to flooding from Hurricane Irma.
  • Florida Department of Health in Polk County Resumes Limited Services

    Beginning Wednesday September 13, the Florida Department of Health in Polk County will resume limited clinical services in our Auburndale and Haines City clinics. Residents who have appointments scheduled for tomorrow in the Auburndale and Haines City clinics should plan to arrive at their scheduled time. Our clinics in Lakeland, Lake Wales and Bartow will remain closed until power is restored to ...

  • Improper Generator Use Hospitalizes Residents

    Polk County Fire Rescue transported patients in two separate incidents this morning, and area hospitals are having patients present in their Emergency Rooms, with carbon monoxide poisoning.

    One incident took place in the southwest Lakeland and the other in Lake Alfred. In both incidents, a generator was running in an enclosed garage.

     Portable generators are useful during power outages, but ...

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