The Greater Nashua Public Health Emergency Preparedness Department works in conjunction with local, state, and regional partners in response to major disasters, including natural disasters, human-caused disasters, and biological disasters. The department also conducts ongoing planning and exercising to ensure that the Greater Nashua Region is capable of responding to a large-scale public health emergency.
A chemical disaster occurs when a hazardous chemical has been released and the release has the potential for harming people's health. Chemical releases can be unintentional, as in the case of an industrial accident, or intentional, as in the case of a terrorist attack.
Reported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
A biological disaster is a disaster that is caused by a spread of a certain kind of living organism - that may be the spread of a disease, virus, epidemic or sudden growth of a certain kind of plant or animal.
A radiological disaster occurs when people are exposed to radiation or radioactive materials and could be harmed
A natural disaster is when a natural occurrence such as tornado, hurricane, flood, earthquake or landslide harms a community and can lead to financial, environmental and human loss.
Flooding: Inland Flooding
Heat Wave: What is a Heat Wave? Symptoms & Signals
Ice Storms: Bitter Cold Temperatures
Hurricanes: What is a hurricane? Safety Checklist
Recovering from a Disaster
For more information on winter safety for seniors: Winter Safety
Power Outages and Safety with Generators
Septic System Overflow
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Explosive Disasters An explosive disaster is when there is an explosive incident or harmful detonation of an explosive.
For more information on the contents of an Emergency Kit: Be Prepared! Emergency Supply List