Office of Emergency Management
Our office is proud to serve the residents of Polk County, Texas. However, you may ask yourself “What do they do when there is no hurricane?” Of course, we do respond to hurricanes by opening shelters, coordinating resources, and assisting the leaders of Polk County to rebuild our community after a disaster; however, we do much more.

Over the past seventeen years, Polk County has declared a local state of disaster for the following: Hurricane Rita in 2005, Hurricane Ike in 2008, 2015 Floods, 2016 Floods, Hurricane Harvey in 2017, October 2018 Trinity River Flooding, COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, an EF3 tornado in Onalaska/Polk County in 2020, and Hurricane Laura in 2020.
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