Flood Information

Every year, flooding causes hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of damage to homes and businesses around the Country.  Most of us know the dangers associated with Hurricane Season but flood events can happen year round here in Milton, throughout Santa Rosa County and the State of Florida.  That's why it is important that you stay vigilant and remain prepared for a flood event throughout the year.  The following information, tools, videos, and maps are being provided to you to help you keep your family and property safer during these dangerous events.

Flood Information Page Directory.

  • Hurricane Season Preparedness
  • Flood Hazard Information with FEMA and Area Maps
  • Flood Preparedness Information Documents with Spanish Translation
  • Safety Tips
  • The Costs of Flooding and Flood Insurance
  • Flood Aftermath - Rebuilding and Claim Information
  • Selected Community Rating System Documents
  • Local River Gage Data
  • Additional Links To Santa Rosa County and FEMA.
  • Elevation Certificates
  • Links to Santa Rosa County Evacuation Zones, Routes and Special Needs Shelter Information
  • Contact Information
Are you ready for Hurricane Season?

Watch a short video below.

Please take a look at the following Hurricane Season Brochures.
Are you at risk?  Know your flood hazard.
Take a look at the City of Milton's Flood Zones Map.  It is important to know if your home or business is subject to flooding; remember, you don't have to live near bodies of water to be susceptible. 
For Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) information you can call the City's Planning and Development Department at (850) 983-5440.  You can also call the Santa Rosa County Floodplain Manager at (850) 981-7000.
Be prepared - Protect yourself, Protect your family, Protect your property.

There are a few simple measures that you can take, during a flood event, to keep yourself and your family safer -  

 Safety Tips: 

     Do not walk through flood waters - they can be deceptive.

     Do not drive through flooded areas - there are more auto related drowning deaths during floods than any other.

     Stay away from power lines and electrical wires - electrocution is the second leading cause of death during flood events.

There are also ways that you can help protect our City through out the year:

      Protect our Natural Floodplain Functionality - do not dump or litter into the City's Storm drains.  Report any illegal dumping to the City of Milton Code Enforcement. 1(850) 983-5440.  Also remember to keep debris and trash out of and away from canals, streams, and drainage ditches - this will allow for the free flow of water during rain events.

Always remember to contact the City of Milton's Department of Planning and Development before you build - 1(850) 983-5440.

Can You Afford a Flood?

Flood Insurance Information.

Flood Insurance is not covered by normal homeowners insurance.  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.

After a Flood:

Community Rating System - Selected Annual Re-certification  Documents

Local Real-Time River Data.

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.  

Follow the links below for additional Risk, Insurance, and Preparedness information

Elevation Certificates.

Some Elevation Certificate data is available through the Santa Rosa County Property Appraisers Website. You can search by address or parcel ID and there is a Building Elevation cell within the parcel data table.  The link below will take you to the Property Appraisers Web Site.

Links to Santa Rosa County Evacuation Zones, Routes, and Special Needs Shelter.

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.

Thank you,

The City of Milton, Department of Planning and Development: (850) 983-5440

P.O. Box 909, Milton, Florida 32572

Remember to share this information; the more people who know how to prepare for a flood, the better!