2 Disaster Preparedness

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The first 72 hours after a natural disaster (earthquake, flood, fire, storm) are critical. Electricity, gas, water and telephones may not be working. In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments will be busy handling serious crises. You should be prepared to be self-sufficient (able to live without running water, electricity and/or gas, and telephones) for at least three days following a natural disaster.

The pages within this section will provide you with information on how to be prepared for a disaster and updates of potential pending disasters effecting the Merrimack area

Disaster Planning Information

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The Merrimack Fire Department / Emergency Management will use nixle.com a computer based information system to send out important emergency notices to the Citizens of Merrimack during an emergency, flood, severe weather or other disaster event.  Go to www.nixle.com NOW and register for IMPORTANT INFORMATION of possible EMERGENCIES in MERRIMACK. The only way to get these important messages is to register.

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Information page 

PSA for Kids – Hygiene

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Hey kids! There are things you can do to stay safe from the flu!
Wash your hands with soap and water long enough to sing the Happy Birthday song twice OR use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or use your elbow or shoulder; NOT your hands.
Stay away from sick people so they don′t give you their germs and make you sick.
If you don′t feel well, tell an adult right away. You might have to stay home for a while so you don′t make others sick.
A message from CDC and HHS.

To learn more, visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.