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
Loud and inflexible
While this is a super cool idea, unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. It requires that you keep the location tracking on your phone on all the time rather than being able to set your location. This drains the battery continuously. Additionally, every time I open the app, it gives a loud warning. While you can change the warning, there is no option to turn it off or to make it more subtle. This is not good when trying to put a baby to sleep. Therefore, as useful as this app may be, I deleted it.
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
Location is always unknown
App seems to mess up location services, it never knows where one is; it keeps turning off location services,but red alert (which this is built on) works fine.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.