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Be in the know when you’re on the go!

Polk County officials now use a critical communications system shared with most public safety operations across the State of Florida to inform county residents about public safety threats and concerns. During situations which may affect the health, safety and welfare of Polk County residents, designated officials send out messages to telephone numbers and email addresses within the affected geographic area. When the message is sent, you will be notified, giving specific information about the current announcement.

Emergency notifications include:

  • Tornadoes/Severe Weather
  • Mandatory Evacuations
  • Boil Water Orders
  • Gas Leaks
  • Sexual Predator Relocation Notices
  • Critical Law Enforcement Notifications
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricane Recovery Information

Receive vital updates when severe weather is threatening our county or about crime trends in your neighborhood. When you subscribe for emergency notifications, you’ll also have the option of receiving community informational alerts.

You don’t have to live in the county to register:

These time-critical notifications will be sent directly to your home phone, cell phone or email address. When you register, please be aware that phone carrier charges may apply for all alert messages and data. You will only receive alerts that affect the address you register.

  • Where you work
  • Your child’s school
  • Your vacation/winter home
  • Any location inside Polk County

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