Polk County: Ian updates and emergency information
Follow ongoing updates from Polk County in response to Ian.
POLK COUNTY CLOSINGS:
No closings have been reported yet.
POLK COUNTY SHELTERS:
The following public shelters will be opening at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27:
- Horizons Elementary School, 1700 Forest Lake Drive in Davenport
- Sleepy Hill Elementary School, 2285 Sleepy Hill Road in Lakeland
- R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School, 5500 Yates Road Lakeland
- Chain of Lakes Elementary School, 7001 Hwy 653 in Winter Haven
- Mulberry Middle School, 500 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Mulberry
- Spessard Holland Elementary, 2342 E.F. Griffin Road in Bartow
- Auburndale High School, 1 Bloodhound Trail in Auburndale
- Citrus Ridge Academy, 1775 Sand Mine Road in Davenport
- George Jenkins High School, 6000 Lakeland Highlands Road in Lakeland
- Highlands Grove Elementary, 4510 Lakeland Highlands Road in Lakeland
- Kathleen High School, 1100 Red Devil Way in Lakeland
- Lake Marion Creek Middle School, 3055 Lake Marion Creek Drive in Poinciana
- Winter Haven High School, 600 6th Street SE in Winter Haven
Special needs shelters will also open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for residents with special medical needs, county officials said. The following shelter will be for those with special needs:
- FDOH Polk Specialty Care Unit, 1255 Brice Blvd. in Bartow
- McKeel Academy, 1810 W. Parker St. in Lakeland
- Ridge Community High School, 500 Orchid Drive in Davenport
Pet-friendly shelters will open at 12 p.m. on Tuesday:
- Tenoroc High School, 4905 Saddle Creek Road in Lakeland
- Lake Region High School, 1995 Thunder Road in Eagle Lake
- Haines City High School, 2800 Hornet Drive in Haines City
Pet owners must bring shot records for their pets, an airline-approved carrying case or crate and pet food.
POLK COUNTY SCHOOLS:
Polk County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Sept. 30.
POLK COUNTY SANDBAGS:
Sandbag distribution locations are closed.
POLK COUNTY EVACUATIONS:
No evacuations ordered.
POLK COUNTY MORE INFORMATION:
You can get information directly from the Polk County EOC.
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