NH Safety Department launches free emergency alert app

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Department of Safety announced the launch of its NH Alerts mobile app, a free tool that notifies users of hazards in the area based on cellphone location.

The 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,” said Perry Plummer, director of State Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “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,” he said.

The app provides warnings via an audible alert. The types of alerts received are customizable, allowing the user to determine the frequency with which warnings are received.

The app works with iPhone and Android cellphones and is available via links at readynh.gov. The app is free to anyone, including visitors from other states.