Preparing for emergencies is not new. You take steps to stay safe every day. For instance, you wear your seatbelt in the car, just in case you are in an accident. You make sure your children wear helmets when they ride their bicycles. Your great-grandparents probably had extra supplies in their home, including soap and shampoo in bathroom closets, onions and potatoes stored in the cellar, and canned goods on pantry shelves. They understood the value and wisdom of having a little extra on hand for emergencies.
New Hampshire has its share of emergencies, including ice storms, tornadoes, floods, and power outages. Refer to the sections below for state, federal, and general emergency preparedness resources to help you and your family stay safe and be prepared for any emergency.
NH State Resources
- Ready.gov was designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the Ready campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
- The PHE.gov Preparedness-Emergency-Response Widget links you to the latest public health emergency preparedness, response and recovery information. During a national public health emergency, the widget will change to direct you to the information related to the current emergency.
- The Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.
- ASPR TRACIE Health Care Coalition Influenza Pandemic Checklist
General Emergency Preparedness
Public Health Resources:
Utility and Service Assistance:
For more information
Contact the North Country Preparedness Team: NorthCountryPreparedness@NCHCNH.org