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Hurricane Guide

2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday: May 29 through June 4, 2020

Page currently under construction. 

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Recent Updates

Updates will be posted to our Hurricane Updates page as they become available. Please check here for the most up-to-date information on the storm and its impacts on the City of Lakeland.


Lakeland Electric Hurricane Guide

Featuring Information On: 

  • Important Websites/Numbers
  • Outage Info
  • Emergency Kits & Checklists
  • Generator Safety
  • Tree Debris
  • Shelters, and More

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This page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Emergency Shelters

Once shelter locations have been determined, Polk County Emergency Management will post locations & info via their social media and website.

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City Social Media Alerts

Important City social media accounts to follow during the hurricane:

City of Lakeland

Facebook | Twitter
Nextdoor | Instagram

Lakeland Fire Department
Facebook | Twitter

Lakeland Police Department
Facebook | Twitter

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Emergency SMS Notifications

Sign up for Polk County's AlertPolk emergency notification system here. 

Text FLPREPARES to 888777 & text your zip code to 888777 (in two separate texts) and you will receive urgent notifications and storm updates from Florida SERT.

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Boil Water Notices

All current boil water notices will be posted here.

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Power Outages

Lakeland Electric Outage Tracker, reporting, and what to do when your power is down.