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Dial 911 in the event of an emergency

DISASTER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS:

The Mathews County Emergency Services office handles and coordinates all responses in the event of a natural disaster and or terrorist threat. The Emergency Services Coordinator attends many training meetings throughout the year in an effort to better prepare for proper response. This office does not hold normal business hours, instead it is an as-needed service and is always on-call. In the event of an emergency, the emergency operations center would be located in the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad Building at 94 Cricket Hill Rd. Hudgins, VA, 23076.

We would like to assure you that in the event of an emergency, our County officials are working hard for the safety and well-being of our citizens. For local information such as weather related closings, delays, warnings, watches, evacuations, etc., please tune to your local television stations or listen to your radio. The Mathews County Public Schools and the Mathews County Government offices will relay this information to the media as early in the morning as possible.

Below is a list of links to outside agencies that in the event of a man-made or natural disaster, you will be able to find information you need on how to prepare for or survive an event.  

 

CODE RED EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

If you are not already registered with CodeRED, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible to receive emergency warnings via your home phone, cell phone and email.  It's easy and only takes a few minutes. To get started, click on the CodeRED icon below or call 804-725-7172 for assistance.

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What to do in the event of a tornado in your area
 http://www.vaemergency.gov/prepare-recover/threat/tornadoes

 What to do in the event of a hurricane in your area
 http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

Emergency Alerts - Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.fema.gov/frequently-asked-questions-wireless-emergency-alerts

 

 

HURRICANE EVACUATION - KNOW YOUR ZONE!

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On June 1, 2017, the Commonwealth of Virginia unveiled new hurricane evacuation zones for coastal Virginia designed to enhance current evacuation plans, boost public safety, and improve travel efficiency in the event of hurricanes or other disasters.  

KNOW YOUR ZONE

The zones allow emergency managers to communicate with citizens who are most at risk as a storm approaches.   Don’t wait until it’s too late: #KnowYourZoneVA today.

VIRGINIA HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTES

OVERVIEW OF THE NEW VIRGINIA HURRICANE EVACUATION PLAN

 

READY VIRGINIA EMERGENCY ALERTS:

Ready Virginia Mobile app offers easy emergency alerts

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management  created the Ready Virginia app to make it easier than ever to be prepared for emergencies.  The free app for iPhone® and Android™ devices provides robust emergency planning and instant notification of weather hazards.

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