NH Alerts is a free public safety application brought to you by the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management as a tool to effectively alert, inform and affect lives within the State by providing the community information that could save their lives. NH Alerts delivers free emergency, community and missing person notices generated by authorized officials at the State level. The app also delivers free weather warnings from the National Weather Service to users within the direct path of severe weather. The app is geo-aware, requiring users to turn on their location services so the app may deliver notifications relevant to the user’s current location.
The State asks all New Hampshire residents and anticipated visitors to New Hampshire to download this application to be informed of situations that may immediately affect the public’s safety.
The New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management may send messages to residents and visitors throughout the entire state, or send messages to specific geographic areas to notify only those persons who may be immediately affected by a local emergency. Examples of emergency warnings may include lockdown notices, viral outbreaks, chemical spills, evacuations and active shooter situations.
The app is completely customizable by the end user who may select the types of warnings they would like to receive in the app’s settings. NH Alerts does not collect or store any personal information and the app does not require an account to function. NH Alerts is powered by CodeRED, a community notification system used by public safety organizations across the United States and Canada. NH Alert users may also receive localized CodeRED alerts through this application as they travel outside of New Hampshire to other communities who use CodeRED.
Visit ReadyNH.gov to learn more about this and other initiatives New Hampshire is using to protect residents and visitors.
Ratings and Reviews
Used to love it but about ready to delete
Used to live this app but I am about ready to delete it. Within the last week every alert comes thru 8-10 times re occurring every minute. Very annoying. If it doesn’t get corrected soon the app is gone
This app is a great idea but terribly flawed. Mostly impossible to get alerts to load.
Works for me
I moved to NH a little over a year ago & this app has helped me out a lot during the winters here with its weather alerts. It also sends alerts out about traffic accidents, stalled vehicles, closed roads, etc. in the area which is good to know when I'm going out, whether or not to take a different route to my destination. The number you see in 'Active Alerts' is for all of USA & 'My Warnings' is for your selected area radius. For those who say that they can see that there's alert(s) in their area but that they can't get to the info about it - you can move the map around & pinch & zoom to see different areas on the map, tap the alert box that it's showing, then tap the circle with the i. That will bring up the alert details & allows you to read it or play the recorded message if you prefer. By tapping the 'Settings' box on the top right of the screen you can customize the type of alerts you receive, choose which audible alarm that sounds when an alert is issued & select your personal warning radius (anywhere from 1 mile up to 25 miles). For those that say the app is showing a red icon with a number [of alerts] but shows no alerts when you open up the app - if you have it set to remove expired warnings, that could be why there's nothing showing when you open the app, the alert(s) have probably already expired (the number will not disappear until you open the app next). I hope some of this info is helpful for others.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.