September 21, 2017

Polk County residents looking for temporary coverings for their homes damaged by Hurricane Irma can apply for Operation Blue Roof. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in Bartow on Wednesday to provide no-cost temporary repairs for damaged roofs. Roofs with 50 percent or more structural damage are not eligible.

Corps representatives will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Wednesday at the Bartow Municipal Airport, 5253 Airport Blvd. Only primary residences with standard shingled roofs are eligible for the program. Metal roofs and mobile homes will be repaired on a case-by-case basis. Vacation rental properties are not eligible.

To get assistance, you must sign a form to allow Corps staff and contractors to access your property. Those forms can be filled out at the Bartow Airport location.

The program is free and there is no charge for services. Operation Blue Roof is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors. The program provides fiber-reinforced sheeting and installation to cover damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs.

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For residents looking to apply to Operation Blue Roof:

  • All storm debris must be removed from a roof to qualify.
  • Blue Roof representatives never solicit participation, nor will they ask for Social Security or bank account numbers.
  • Corps employees who do assessments for Operation Blue Roof carry U.S. Government ID cards. If you do not see a contractor’s identification, ask for it.
  • Representatives from Operation Blue Roof may contact a homeowner to clarify information or location, but they will not ask for sensitive information.
  • Pets must be kept inside the property or restrained in order for workers to safely access the roof.

For more information, call 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258), or go to http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof/.

 

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September 20, 2017

If you live inside the town limits of Dundee and you have obtained the appropriate Department of Forestry burn permit, you will be permitted to burn yard debris. This is only limited to tree limbs, moss, leafs, etc. It is still illegal to burn any other material such as tires, plastics, construction material or any manmade item(s).

To contact DOF, their telephone number is (863) 421-3702.

The above information is valid only for residents who live within the town limits of Dundee. If you live outside the town limits, please contact your local fire station for more information regarding what is permitted in your area.

September 19, 2017

WHAT:  

FEMA Town Hall Meeting with Central Florida Congressional Delegation

WHEN: 

Thursday, September 21, 2017; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  

Polk State College

Clear Spring Advanced Technology Center,

310 Technology Drive

Bartow, FL 33830

EVENT DETAILS:

POC:                  Jody Bruckner, 304-542-6249 Jody.Bruckner@fema.dhs.gov

Audience:         Polk County residents, bipartisan Members of Congress to include Rep. Ross, Rep. Rooney and Rep. Soto to allow constituents in Polk County impacted by hurricane Irma a chance to ask questions of FEMA, State and Local Government and program experts.  Also provide time for people to register. Appx. 250 Attendees

Critical Issues: Lack of cell phone connection.  Inability to apply on-line.  Need assistance in applying for assistance.

September 15, 2017

Water and food distribution began late Thursday afternoon (9/14) at the Dundee Community Center thru Sunday (9/17).  There are no more supplies available.

Thank you to the volunteers that helped distribute the supplies!

Please visit our facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/townofdundee/

 

September 9, 2017

Click the link for shelter information –

https://www.facebook.com/polkcountyem/?hc_ref=ARRKNvWbF6CfkQnov7SdKjlrudvIV2I9aOAk1lVdRjT-Qy2zMUjavYKRjiqpvKxfS1E