Polk County Emergency Management
Polk County shelters will open on Tuesday, August 29.
General population and a pet-friendly shelter will open at 4 p.m.:
Tenoroc High School – 4905 Saddle Creek Rd., Lakeland – Pet-friendly
Mulberry Middle School – 500 Martin Luther King Ave., Mulberry
Horizons Elementary – 1700 Forest Lake Drive, Davenport
Chain of Lakes Elementary – 7001 CR 653, Winter Haven
Spessard L. Holland Elementary – 2342 EF Griffin Road, Bartow
George Jenkins High School – 6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland
A special needs shelter will open at 10 a.m. at the Department of Health-Polk County Specialty Care Unit, 1255 Brice Blvd., Bartow. Residents who are pre-registered for special needs sheltering that need transportation must call to make arrangements at (863) 298-7027 before 10:00 p.m. tonight or between 7:00 – 10 a.m. Tuesday. Residents who are not pre-registered for special needs sheltering but may be eligible for this service must also call regarding availability.