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  • Floods? Winter Storms? Power Ouytages?
  • Will You Be Ready?
  • Take Action. Be Safe.

Welcome to, New Hampshire's official source for information during state emergencies.


***Safety Information for March 13, 2018 Nor'easter***


Things you can do:

  • Signup for NH Alerts, the State’s emergency notification system to receive location-specific safety information. Also, download the app.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel.
  • Go slow, leave early, leave extra space between vehicles and around road crews and plows.
  • Be cautious and watch for children playing—especially in areas of limited visibility.
  • Expect rapidly changing conditions, blowing snow and limited visibility.
  • Keep food, water, blankets and a flashlight in your vehicle.
  • If you are without power because of the storm:
    • First, report the outage to your local utility:
      • Eversource (800) 662-7764
      • Liberty Utilities (800) 375-7413
      • NH Electric Co-op (800) 343-6432
      • Unitil Capital Area: (800) 852-3339, Seacoast Region: (800) 582-7276
  • Check on the welfare of neighbors who may need assistance.
  • If you encounter a downed power line, stay away from the line and notify the electric utility or call 911.
  • Use flashlights, rather than candles, for emergency lighting.
  • Do not use a gas range or oven as an alternate source of heat.
  • Only use a generator that has been wired to the house electrical service by a professional electrician.
  • Never run a generator inside a building or in an enclosed space.
  • Keep outside vents for heaters and stoves clear of snow, as clogged vents may also pose carbon monoxide dangers.
  • Clear three feet around fire hydrants.
  • Do not over exert yourself cleaning up from the storm.
  • Stay off ponds and lakes as the ice is too thin and hazards may be hidden by snow.

At you can stay informed with the latest safety information using Homeland Security and Emergency Management's (HSEM's) Twitter feed, know of dangers in your area using NH Alerts, and learn what to do before, during and after a disaster, including completing emergency contact cards pdf file, find out what you should have in your emergency kit, and complete a family emergency plan.


Part of being prepared is being informed. Sign up for NH Alerts today.

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