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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

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. 

Click the following link or image below to access the Regional Public Health Emergency Annex (RPHEA):


Access the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Glossary of terms:


COVID-19 Resources


Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool

Vaccines are recommended for adults based on age, health conditions, job, and other factors. Take the following Adult Vaccine Assessment from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by clicking on the banner and answering 10 questions to find out which vaccines are recommended for you:

No personal information will be retained by CDC. * This vaccine assessment tool applies to adults 19 years or older. 


State of NH Resources

Federal Resources

General Emergency Preparedness 

Public Health Resources:

Utility and Service Assistance:


For more information, contact NCHC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coordinator,  Zina Schmidt: