About the OEM

What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management is the ability to respond to natural and man-made disasters through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in order to protect life, property, and the environment.

Polk County is most susceptible to the following natural hazards: floods, thunderstorms, hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, severe winter storms, drought, and extreme heat.

Polk County is most susceptible to the following man-made hazards: hazmat incidents and wildfires.