Emergency Management


The Polk County Emergency Management Office seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.


Our Mission is to help protect communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disaster.

Initial Damage Assessment Procedure

After a disaster, initial damage assessment forms are used to serve as a tool to be utilized by local officials and others in conducting local damage assessments of publicly owned property. View more information.

Severe Weather Awareness Week

The week of April 13-17, 2020 is designated Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week. Severe Weather Awareness Week is a public education campaign promoted by the National Weather Service, Minnesota Department of Public Safety and local Emergency Management Agencies. Each day of the week features a different weather hazard, and two statewide tornado drills will be conducted on Thursday, April 16th.

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