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What’s App? NH Emergency Alert App Now Available

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We first talked about it last month, when we sat down with Perry Plummer, director of  New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management, on the monthly New Hampshire Business Matters segment on WTPL-FM107. He and our director, Carmen Lorentz, spoke about the resources available to business owners in the event of an emergency or disaster.


The NH Alerts app

The latest (and free) tool is now available, with the launch this week of the NH Alerts mobile app, which notifies users of hazards in the area based upon cellphone location.

“The NH Alerts app takes emergency notification to the next level,” Director Perry Plummer said. “Those 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 tone and the types of alerts received can be customized to enable users to determine the frequency with which warnings are received. It works with iPhone and Android cellphones and is available via links on ReadyNH.gov.

If you are a New Hampshire resident and you do not have a smartphone or want warnings sent to your traditional phone, 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.

If you need help with the NH Alerts mobile application, call toll-free at 866-533-6935 or send an email via the support section.

The NH Alerts app is free to all, whether you live here or are visiting from another state.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
NH Division of Economic Development

Division of Economic Development Prepared to Collect Business Storm Damage Info

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development is ready to work with companies that may be impacted by damage from Hurricane Irene.

“It will be important to collect as much information as possible so that we can determine the extent of the damage and then go about seeking assistance through the Small Business Administration,” said New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Chris Way. “If a business has sustained physical damage, is out of operation or has simply seen production affected by the storm, we urge them to contact us at our toll-free number at 1-800-417-4110.”

If there is widespread storm damage, the Division will contact local economic development officials and resource partners to elicit information about affected businesses and to develop a plan for assistance.

Hurricane Irene Storm Awareness Update for NH Businesses

Friday, August 26th, 2011

We here at the No Bull Business Blog hope everyone in NH is able to weather the storm of Hurricane Irene as best as possible. Please keep in mind that the Division of Economic Development also serves the state’s businesses as a resource for disaster assistance and recovery. Contact the Division at 271-2341 if you need non-emergency support. You can also find support resources through the NH Red Cross, and Ready NH.

Meanwhile, please check out these additional disaster prep and business recovery resources, on continuity planning, PR/media relations, and using social media during natural and man-made disasters. You can also find them all on the Division’s Slideshare channel.