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