- Emergency Management
- Be Informed
- Disaster Preparedness
Official first aid and CPR certification is also provided by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association and other certified instructors.
Knowing that emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere and anytime, we have put together this guide to provide you with valuable information to help Santa Rosa County residents, visitors and businesses plan for man-made and natural disasters.
Disaster Supply Kit
All Americans should have basic supplies on hand to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. Here is a checklist of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include.
Evacuation Routes, Zones & Shelters (PDF)
View evacuation routes, zones and shelters.
Hurricanes are the most common reason evacuations are ordered in Santa Rosa County, but orders can be issued at anytime for other types of disasters that will impact our area to ensure the safety of residents and visitors.
Five Things to Do Now Before a Disaster
Follow these five things to do before a disaster strikes.
Helpful Hints When Filing Insurance Claims
Now is the time you should get an "insurance checkup". Contact your insurance agent and make sure what your policy covers and doesn't cover. After a disaster is not the time for surprises and finding out that you are not covered for losses.
Browse through links for all types of disaster preparedness information, government agencies, and other interesting sites.
Information About Hurricanes
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is the general term for all circulating weather systems over tropical waters. In the Northern Hemisphere these storms circulate in a counterclockwise rotation.
Milton Natural Gas Safety Awareness (PDF)
The City of Milton operates an underground natural gas distribution system in Santa Rosa County, Florida. Because you work in the vicinity, we are providing this safety information as part of our Public Awareness Program.
Natural disasters are very chaotic but with proper planning and preparedness it is possible to quickly restore order and begin the recovery process.
The first rule to remember is, if you evacuate, take your pets. If it is not safe for you, it is not safe for them.
In Santa Rosa County, hurricane shelters will be opened as needed when evacuation orders are issued. Shelter openings will be announced through all means possible including local media outlets, press conferences and public meetings.
In a disaster, people with special medical needs have extra concerns. Take these steps if you or your family members have special medical needs.
View the training calendar.
What to Do Before, During & After a Storm
Learn what to do before, during and after a storm to stay safe during a hurricane.
How to separate debris for pickup
Flyer showing how to separate debris after a disaster and where to place it for pickup.