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Mar 31, 2017 11:13 AM

Emergency management director urges residents to use NH alerts during spring nor'easter

The Associated Press

CONCORD — Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer urges residents and visitors to use NH Alerts to stay informed as the nor'easter blows into the Granite State.

An early spring winter storm will bring a widespread half-foot to a foot of snow to the state. The heaviest will come overnight Friday night into Saturday morning. Some power outages are possible as the wet, pasty snow clings to trees and power lines.

READ: Storm hits NH hardest Friday night, Saturday morning; widespread 6 to 12 inches of snow

Plummer said HSEM will activate the State Emergency Operations Center at noon to monitor the storm and assist local and state partners.

“Throughout the storm, people using NH Alerts can know how the storm is impacting the area immediately around them.” Plummer said. “By using NH Alerts you can know about safety issues in your area, from accidents and road closures to hazardous weather and active shooters. We can send messages directly to those people who are in the path of danger. I strongly encourage everyone to sign up for this free service and download the app.”

The free NH Alerts emergency notification system allows residents who have signed up via ReadyNH.gov to be notified of emergencies through mobile and landline phones. Residents must go to ReadyNH.gov to sign-up for the free alerts system.

The NH Alerts app works with all cellphones and is currently available via links on their website. The NH Alerts app is free to anyone including visitors from other states.



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