HURRICANE JOAQUIN EXPECTED TO HAVE LITTLE IMPACT
CONCORD, NH – Homeland Security and Emergency Management does not plan to activate the State Emergency Operations Center at this time as certainty of Hurricane Joaquin’s track increases, forecasting the storm will pass well east of New Hampshire.
“We held conference calls with Governor Hassan, department heads, and state and local emergency management directors and responders this morning to review response plans and the potential needs of the state should a storm impact New Hampshire,” Perry Plummer, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said. “As we continue to monitor the storm, I encourage everyone to take this moment to review their own preparedness. We ask that each person in the state have the food, water and other supplies they would need to sustain themselves for three days should the state experience a disaster.”
Detailed information about what to do before, during and after a hurricane is available at ReadyNH.gov, Plummer said. The core of preparedness is the same for everyone: stay informed and sign up for NH Alerts, complete a family emergency plan, complete emergency contact cards, and build a kit, he said. Materials to help with each one of these steps are available at ReadyNH.gov, Plummer said.
Follow NH HSEM on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NH_HSEMand Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NH.HSEM. Also, sign up for NH Alerts and download the NH Alerts app to receive emergency information via your mobile and landline phones, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from NH HSEM. To learn more about NH Alerts and other preparedness tools, visit: www.readynh.gov.