New Hampshire’s Department of Public Safety has updated one tool and created another that uses mobile and landline phones to alert people to statewide emergencies.
A website, ReadyNH.gov, provides step-by-step guidance for people to prepare for natural and man-made disasters.
The other tool, NH Alerts, allows people who have registered with the ReadyNH.gov website or who have downloaded a free app to receive emergency information. It provides location-specific audible alerts such as warnings to avoid a particular area during an emergency or weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service. It can be used by visitors from other states.
ReadyNH.gov has a template for creating a customized family emergency plan and updates from Homeland Security on preparedness programs and disasters. It also provides the information to smartphone and tablet users.
“Individuals, families, organizations and businesses taking the time now to use these two tools should be well informed and prepared and will know what to do during and after the next disaster,” said Perry Plummer, director of the department’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management agency.
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