Do not walk through flood waters - It only takes a few inches of moving water to knock you off your feet. Flood waters can be very deceptive.
Do not drive through flooded areas - There are more auto related drowning deaths during floods than any other.Flood waters only a couple feet high can easily carry a car away.
Stay away from power lines and electrical wires - Electrocution is the second leading cause of death during flooding events. Be sure to report downed wires as soon as you can find safety. Call 911 and Gulf Power at: 1(800) 487-6937.
Protect our Natural Floodplain Functionality - Always remember to keep debris and trash out of and away from our canals the City's Storm drains, ditches, and other natural waterways. This will ensure the free flow of water during storm events and help prevent flooding.
*Report any illegal dumping to the City of Milton Code Enforcement. 1(850) 983-5440 ext 1212.
The City enforces Floodplain and Stormwater Regulations.Always remember to contact the City of Milton's Department of Planning and Development before you build - 1(850) 983-5440.
Flood Insurance Facts:
Flood Insurance is not covered by normal homeowners insurance.
Homes and buildings in high-risk flood areas with mortgages from federally regulated or insured lenders are required to have flood insurance. In high-risk areas, there is at least a 1 in 4 chance of flooding during a 30-year mortgage.
If you own a home or business in or near a flood zone or looking to purchase a home or business located in or near a flood zone, flood insurance is highly recommended.
Remember, one of the most important steps in preparing for a flood is making sure you have flood insurance.
There are two active USGS River gages near Milton, one in Big Coldwater Creek and one in the Yellow River. The gages have been active since 2007. If you follow the links below you can find historical data as well as real time river height, discharge and precipitation data.
Remember to contact the City of Milton's Department of Planning and Development if you have any questions about the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), your flood risk or other hazard areas.
You can also call the Santa Rosa County Floodplain Manager at (850) 981-7000 for technical assistance on property protection and flood insurance.
Also, please remember to report any illegal dumping.
The City of Milton, Department of Planning and Development: (850) 983-5440
P.O. Box 909, Milton, Florida 32572