Polk County Texas Emergency Management is responsible for responding to natural and man-made disasters through mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery planning. Natural disasters that may occur in Polk County Texas include : floods, thunderstorms, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, severe winter storms, drought, and extreme heat. Man-made hazards inlcude: hazmat incidents and wildfires. They are also the first stop for anyone building a new home in Polk County for 911 service addressing. To contact OEM, call (936) 327-6826 or fax (936) 327-6890. They have a great deal of info on their website (click on link for info on these topics):
–> Flood Plain Maps – Is your property in a Flood Plain? – Find this out BEFORE you build.
–> 911 Maps – could first responders find you in case of an emergency?
–> Volunteer Fire Departments in Polk County – Find yours and become familiar with them.
–> FAQ’s – Preparing for emergencies, digging / burning on your property, & floodplain, septic, and 911 info.
–> Burn Ban Notices – PLEASE check here first before burning.
–> Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – The most recent plan for hazards, both natural and man made. Definitely worth reading.