Find a Shelter
Please do not proceed to any shelter until you have confirmed that it is open and operating.
Citizens Information Line
Public Shelter Policies
- All shelters are not automatically activated for each possible emergency. Shelters are opened as they are needed. They are not preassigned by geographic area.
- For shelter information, monitor local radio and television or call the CIL at (863) 401-2234 or Toll Free: (866) 661-0228
- Prepare a 7-day survival kit ready to take with you. A shelter won't have the comforts of home so make sure to take what you'll want or need.
- NO PETS (except at designated pet-friendly sites), NO WEAPONS and NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed in Public Shelters.
- For information about pet-friendly shelters, call the Emergency Management office at (863) 298-7000 Toll Free: (866) 661-0228 or visit www.polk-county.net/EM.
- For further information, please visit www.polk-county.net/hurricane-preparedness.
2022 Potential Polk County Public Shelters
Below are potential public shelter locations that may become available during an emergency. Please do not proceed to any shelter until you have confirmed that it is open and operating.
Lakeland Shelter List
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Sources of Emergency Information
Radio Primary Emergency Broadcast System Stations:
WONN 1230 AM and 107.1 FM
WPCV 97.5 FM
WIPC (Lake Wales) 1280AM
WQXM (Bartow) 1460AM and 99.9FM
WTWB (Auburndale) 1570AM and 92.7FM
PGTV Spectrum 644, Comcast 5 and Frontier 20
The Weather Channel
Consult local cable television listings
National Weather Service (Ruskin)
(813) 645-2323 or weather.gov
Para recibir notificaciones de emergencia en su teléfono o por correo electrónico, regístrese en alertpolk.com. Estos avisos informan a los residentes del condado acerca de las amenazas y preocupaciones de seguridad pública. (Pueden aplicarse tarifas de mensajería estándar).
Important Telephone Numbers
Police/Fire/Medical (Emergencies Only)
Polk County Emergency Management
Polk County Animal Services
Polk County Sheriff's Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The Salvation Army East Polk County