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Hurricane Ian information in Lakeland

A guide to essential resources including hurricane trackers, outage maps, and shelter information.

Hurricane season in Lakeland

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Weathering a storm can be unpredictable, which is why staying informed is a top priority during a hurricane. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you stay in the know.

🗺️ Storm tracking

Track the storm’s progress through the National Hurricane Center, which provides top news of the day, hurricane position updates, and satellite imagery.

USA Today also has a storm tracker with an interactive map.

Sign up for the FEMA app to get real-time weather alerts, send notifications to friends + family, and locate emergency shelters.

🍊 Polk County updates

The Polk County website has decision-making and emergency resources, including:

🦢 City of Lakeland updates

The City of Lakeland’s Emergency Planning and Response website has resources on:

🔌 Outages

Lakeland Electric has an outage map that updates every 15 minutes. You can also report an outage.

The Ledger also has a live-updating map reporting outages throughout the state.

☎️ Emergency phone numbers and radio stations

Stay connected with these lines and stations:

  • American Red Cross: 863-294-5941
  • Citizens Information Line: 863-401-2234 or 866-661-0228
  • United Way Information: 211 or 888-370-7188
  • Bilingual Emotional Support Helpline: 833-848-1764
  • Report price gouging: 1-866-966-7226
  • Animal services: (863) 499-2600
  • NOAA Radio Broadcast Channels: 162.500 & 162.550 MHz