Special Weather Statement - Chester County (Pennsylvania)
Click on the advisory above to see the specific details as of 3:54 am
Map showing how the NWS has divided Chester County into East and West sections for providing weather information.
This is the website for AGREM, Incorporated, also known as Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management. We are an emergency management organization located in Chester County, Pennsylvania providing support for the boroughs of Avondale and West Grove, and the nearby townships of London Grove, Penn, New London, Franklin, and London Britain.
We encourage you to review our site to learn more about our organization, and what we do for the area we cover. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, or even just attend a meeting or two to see what we're all about, we encourage you to do so.
Our site is also about informing you, the public, about emergency management and both personal and business preparedness for disasters, be they natural or man-made. Given the importance of weather, we have placed critical information and graphics related to weather on our homepage to provide you with quick access to this information. Our weather page has additional information, so we encourage you to visit it as well.
We are a non-profit organization, and our website is frequently changed or updated by volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our visitors, as we strive to provide the most recent information available to you.
The February AGREM meeting will be on :
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Radio Check at 6:00pm EST Meeting starts at 6:30pm EST
Fog and Rain -- Are your headlights on?
The rain and mounds of melting snow can cause unexpected fog to appear. If it is foggy, do NOT rely on automatic headlights to come on -- turn them on manually.
Remember that whenever your windshield wipers are on, your headlights should be too. Lights are to help you see, but more importantly they help you to be SEEN better too!
Heavy Rains Expected - Are you Ready?
Heavy rains are expected to come across our area and nearby locations over the next several days. Remember it only takes 6 inches of moving water to cause a person to fall, 1 foot of water to lose control of your vehicle, and 2 feet to carry a vehicle away. DO NOT drive across a flooded roadway! The water is often deeper or moving faster than it may appear. Many drivers have become trapped and their vehicles swept away with the flow. "Turn Around, Don't Drown®" -- nothing is so important that you should risk your life or the lives of the Emergency Reponders who may be sent to rescue you.
CERT Program - Spring 2016
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is designed to prepare individuals to help themselves and others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Due to emergency services personnel not being able to help everyone immediately, CERT members can make a difference in their neighborhood and in our community by using their CERT training to save lives and protect property.
To sign up, please visit: http://destraining.chesco.org/ema/CERTSpring2016
Our Local Fire/EMS Agencies are looking for Volunteers
Do you have an interest in serving your community? If so, both of the Fire/EMS Agencies that service the AGREM area are looking for volunteers in a variety of positions. To learn more, please contact the Avondale Fire Company, or the West Grove Fire Company directly.
Do you or someone you know have Special Needs?
If the answer is yes, and those special needs could require assistance in the event of an emergency, please register at READYChesCo.org
The information is used by Emergency management officials when necessary before, during, or after an emergency to check on residents and identify whether assistance is or may be required.
It takes only a few minutes to register, and the information you provide could be invaluable in an emergency.
Are you Ready? Is your family Ready?
Have you signed up for ReadyCheso yet? You can register to receive all types of important messages from the Chester County Department of Emergency Services as well as your local municipality's Emergency manager through this system .
You can choose how you want to be notified -- text, email, voice -- and the order the system uses to reach you. You can select additional message content (such as weather alerts) that you would like to receive.
For more information and to register, visit the following website: READYChesCo.org.