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Natural Hazards

New Hampshire can experience any natural disaster that can occur anywhere in the world, with one exception: The state has no active volcanoes. Natural disasters have historically not occurred as frequently in New Hampshire as in other parts of the world, but the state has had its share.

Since 2005 it has experienced a destructive series of events, including floods, a major tornado and the most serious ice storm in its history. During Fiscal Year 2009, which began on July 1, 2008, and ended on June 30, 2009, New Hampshire received four presidential disaster declarations including all 10 counties. So far in 2010, the state has experienced a windstorm that cause the second-largest power outage in history and two minor floods.

Following is additional information on a variety of natural disasters that are most likely to threaten New Hampshire.

Manmade or Technological Hazards

General Information

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