Welcome to ReadyNH, New Hampshire's emergency preparedness website. Use ReadyNH to develop your emergency plans to keep yourself and your family safe all year round.
September is National Preparedness Month! Now is the time to prepare yourself and those in your care for an unexpected emergency. This September, please prepare and plan for emergencies of all types that may require you to:
Whether it's September or any other month of the year, disaster can strike at any time without warning. The State of New Hampshire encourages all residents to be prepared for when – not if – the next emergency will occur.
For more information on how to prepare for an emergency, whether you need to stay, leave, or connect, check out the resources on this page and also www.ready.gov.
A major, if underrated, summertime hazard is lightning. Lightning strikes killed 28 people in the U.S. last year. Thus far in 2013 there have been eight fatalities, although none have occured in New England. Most deaths occur in July and most are related to leasure activities, according to a National Weather Service study. Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors.
The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season started June 1. Forecasters are predicting a season that is more active than average. The most serious threat to New Hampshire is from mid-August through September. Use information on ReadyNH to plan now to protect yourself and your family. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a new video on hurricane threats and emergency planning. It highlights hurricanes in the Northeast.
Use ReadyNH to develop your emergency plans to keep yourself and your family safe during winter weather and all year round.
News and Events
Statement from Governor Hassan on Flooding in Lebanon - July 2, 2013
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