General Emergency Preparedness


This section has been designed to assist you in being prepared for various emergency situations.  It is our hope that making people more aware of what they can do to become better prepared will assist emergency response personnel in the event of an emergency. 

TOWN OF NEW LONDON Emergency Info Hotline:  526-9444



Evacuation Preparedness
ou should consider the following items in the event that you need to evacuate your home:

  • One day’s clothing and shoes for each family member

  • Personal care products (for example: toothbrush, feminine hygiene products, and diapers)

  • Towel

  • Blanket or sleeping bag

  • Flashlight & extra batteries

  • Granola bars/trail mix

  • Cash

  • Copies of important documents: medical and prescription information, passports, birth certificates, drivers license, and insurance papers.

 In-Car Preparedness
The following items should be considered in the event you are stranded in or need to take shelter in your car:

  • Bottled water
  • Food (granola/energy bars)
  • First aid kit
  • White distress flag
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Flares/light sticks
  • Blanket or sleeping bag (Emergency reflective blanket)
  • Jumper cables
  • Shovel
  • Maps

At-Home Preparedness
In the event that you need to take shelter in your home the following items should be considered:

  • Water: at least 1 gallon, per person, per day

  • Can opener (non-electric)

  • Battery powered radio

  • ABC-type fire extinguisher

  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Prescription medications

  • Wired telephone (not cordless)

  • First aid kit

  • Flashlight & battery powered lantern

  • 3-day supply of canned or dried foods

  • 3-day supply of baby food and formula

These lists were compiled from the State of New Hampshire's Emergency Preparedness Brochure.