Lakeland residents may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials.
LAKELAND, FL (September 13, 2017) – The Lakeland Emergency Operations Center has been fully manned since Sunday at 12 p.m. At the height of the storm, Lakeland experienced sustained winds in excess of 85 m.p.h. The impact due to Hurricane Irma is extensive with major tree canopy damage and over 65% of Lakeland Electric customers are without power. There were isolated reports of flooding, especially in low-lying areas that are prone to drainage issues. The storm brought heavy winds and rain to the area that has already experienced higher than normal rain levels.