Polk County’s shelters and rules

Polk County Unexpected emergency Management recommends absolutely everyone shelter in-area in the course of a disaster if doable. For all those unable to continue being in put, these as these in cellular properties, the remaining selections need to be considered in buy of choice:

  • Evacuate to a friend of relative’s residence, as it’s significantly less traumatic for anyone to be sheltered with familiar folks.
  • Evacuate the Region – go away at least two to a few days in advance of the storm is expected to strike.
  • Evacuate to a resort or motel – make arrangements early, as rooms will fill swiftly.
  • Evacuate to a public shelter.
Residents watch the weather on a television at Dr. N.E. Roberts Elementary in North Lakeland as they wait for Hurricane Charley to arrive in in 2004.

Community SHELTER Policies

Not all shelters are routinely activated for just about every unexpected emergency. Shelters are opened as they are desired. The county asks that residents do not present up at a shelter before confirming that it is open. For shelter information, observe local media or simply call the Citizens Info Line at 863-401-2234.

No pets are authorized except at selected pet-friendly sites.(See under)

No weapons or alcoholic drinks are allowed in general public shelters.

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