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Mathews Announces New Alert System, RAVE, to Keep Community Informed During Emergency Situations


Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Update Their Information in New RAVE


Mathews County – Public safety officials in Mathews County today announced that RAVE is now available to all residents, replacing the previous CodeRed system. RAVE is a free service that allows individuals to receive notifications sent from state and local authorities to stay informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.

 The switch to RAVE allows residents to receive alerts via phone, text and email, and answer poll questions that will give   Mathews County   officials critical information during emergency situations. Individuals who sign up for alerts will receive reliable information about emergency situations, including tailored updates based on their specific needs and geographic location.  

“RAVE   strengthens Mathews County   officials’ ability to communicate with residents when it matters most,” said   Paul Hudgins, Director of Emergency Services, and Board of Supervisors member. “This service allows for critical communication with the public and provides individuals with the information needed to stay safe or take precautions during hazardous or emergency situations, especially the current coronavirus outbreak.”

   RAVE   is trusted by thousands of institutions including state and local authorities, business, and educational institutions. RAVE sends millions of messages daily and during critical situations such as severe weather.

 Community members are encouraged to sign up for RAVE and input or update their information and notification preferences today at “Get RAVE Alerts”  OR “”

UPDATED May 1st, 2023