Polk County

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Polk County has been approved by FEMA for individual assistance. This program will help local residents receive help with immediate needs as well as repairs to homes and vehicles.

The Polk County Office of Emergency Management also reports that local grocery stores are continuing to place limited stock on shelves, but items are selling out quickly.

Residents in the Corrigan/Moscow area who are without water can pick up bottled water at the Corrigan fire station while supplies last.

Scenic Loop residents can also obtain bottled water at the Scenic Loop Fire Station at 1406 FM 3277.

“We are awaiting the arrival of state-requested bottled drinking water,” Emergency Management Coordinator Courtney Comstock said Saturday evening.

“Water that has been distributed was locally sourced and we are still working to distribute water to other locations in the county. Please be patient,” she added.

Those with water service should continue to boil water until any boil water notice has been lifted by your water company.

County Judge Sydney Murphy also stated Saturday that emergency management officials have had difficulty making contact with some smaller water companies, so the county has no additional information on when service will be restored for those residents.

Several locations have been established throughout Polk County where residents can bring containers to fill with non-drinking water to be used for toilet flushing etc.

  • South Polk County: VFD 3036 FM 2610.
  • Goodrich VFD: City Hall and at W. FM 1988 and S. Tyler
  • Scenic Loop VFD: 1406 FM 3277
  • Corrigan VFD: 1001 N. Home Street (sign at faucet)

“We would like to thank county and city officials, volunteer fire departments our non-profit partners and local restaurants for their asistance,” Comstock said.

For updates, visit the Polk County Emergency Management Facebook page and the Polk County Emergency Management website.

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