The New Hampshire Department of Safety announced Monday the launch of its NH Alerts mobile app, a free tool that notifies users of hazards in the area based upon cellphone location. The NH Alerts app was developed by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management with federal grants.
“The NH Alerts app takes emergency notification to the next level,” State Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer said. “Anyone with the NH Alerts app on their phone will know about safety issues in their area, from accidents and road closures, to hazardous weather and active shooters. We can now send messages directly to those people who are in the path of danger. I strongly encourage everyone to download this app.”
The NH Alerts app provides warnings via an audible alert. The types of alerts received are completely customizable allowing the user to determine the frequency with which warnings are received. The NH Alerts app works with iPhone® and Android™ cellphones and is currently available via links on ReadyNH.gov. The NH Alerts app is free to anyone including visitors from other states.
NH Alerts is a free service provided by the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Emergency and community messages are initiated by authorized public safety officials at the State level and severe weather warnings are initiated directly by the National Weather Service.
The app delivers notifications to subscribers within a specific geographic area. If you are not receiving alerts through this application, you are not currently in an area identified with a potential public safety threat by the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
NH Alerts is used by New Hampshire public safety officials to inform and protect State residents and visitors. The NH Alerts app is free and available at the App Store and Google Play. No registration is required. Users are encouraged to enable their GPS services so the app can deliver location-based multimedia alerts to subscribers within a specific geographic area. Users may visit the NH Alerts app settings to select the alerts they would like to receive.
If you are a New Hampshire resident and you do not have a smartphone or want warnings sent to your landline phone, please sign up to receive emergency information by landline or other non-smartphone methods. Encourage friends, family members and colleagues who live in New Hampshire to enroll with their information.