Emergency Management manages the County Emergency Operations Center, which is the central coordination facility for all disasters. It also plans and conducts emergency training and serves as a liaison with state and federal emergency agencies. Emergency Management also partners to produce the Polk County's annual Hurricane Shelter Map, Hurricane Shopping List, and educational events to help citizens prepare themselves for a potential disaster.
Polk County citizens info line: (863) 534-0321
SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTERS & REGISTRATION: The Polk County Emergency Management's Special Needs Program provides shelter and/or transportation for persons who need assistance with physical or non-acute medical conditions who must evacuate during emergency conditions. It is specifically for people who have no other transportation or shelter options. It is preferred that eligible persons pre-register.
Polk County Hurricane Evacuation