Polk County TX Emergency Management

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):

–> 911 Addressing & Permits for New Homes

–> 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 NoticesPLEASE check here first before burning.

–> Notices & Events

–>  Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – The most recent plan for hazards, both natural and man made. Definitely worth reading.

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