Winter Haven Emergency Information and Resources – HURRICANE season
The City of Winter Haven is dedicated to ensuring our residents are informed every step of the way as preparations are made for the impact of a storm.
Before a Storm
When a storm churns off the coast of Florida, the City of Winter Haven will have representatives from essential services in the City’s EOC including streets, traffic, water, wastewater, public works, public safety and parks to monitor crews in the field to ensure City services are watched, and issues are taken care of immediately. Keep an eye on this website and/or the City’s social media pages for up-to-date details.
Updates regarding City of Winter Haven services and storm resources will be located on the home page of this website in the News Release section. Click “Show All” to see all updates.
Preparations are underway in anticipation for higher-than-normal winds and rain Hurricane Elsa could send our way. The Public Works Department will set up a self-serve sandbag station starting Sunday, July 4 at W.G. Roe Park, 2269 7th Street SW, on the park’s southern side to lessen the impacts to parking and boat launches as much as possible. There is a limit of 10 bags per household. Residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels to fill the bags.
Winter Haven Water
If an outage occurs in your area, expect to receive a boil water notice after service is restored. This ensures your water is safe while the water lines are recharged. Neighborhoods affected by a boil water notice are also posted on the City of Winter Haven Utility Department site. Scroll to the news section then click on “See All” located on the right. Should you have further questions please call Winter Haven Water at 291-5853. If you receive water service from a different provider, you should call the agency to answer questions.
After the Storm – Solid Waste, Yard Trash and Debris Q & A
Click below for some answers to your questions.
Additional Information and Resources
- Florida Emergency Information 24-hour Hotline: 800-342-3557
- Text “FLPrepares” to 888777 to receive Alert Florida notifications