Heat Advisory Heat Advisory - Chester County (Pennsylvania)
Click on the advisory above to see the specific details as of 4:38 am

Map showing how the NWS has divided Chester County into East and West sections for providing weather information.

Weather

Weather is by far one of the most common situations where emergency planning and preparedness are required.  Different regions of the country, and even our individual local municipalities can be impacted in totally different ways as a result of a weather event.

On this site, we cannot possibly cover every single weather situation. We have instead, tried to provide information or links to information sources that can be of value before, during, and after a weather event.

Chester County "Code-Red" Resources

With predictions of extreme heat temperatures this week and into the weekend, Chester County Government is sharing resources and recommendations to stay as cool and safe as possible, including links to information on cooling stations for county residents who may need assistance staying cool.

All information can be found at www.chesco.org/codered.

Wireless Weather Alert Information

Awareness

Situational awareness is a term that describes your knowledge about what is currently happening or expected to happen. The hyperlinks provided below are a means for increasing your situational awareness about a number of different types of events.

There is no substitute for your own eyes and ears, but you also cannot be everywhere at the same time. You should always utilize whatever information is readily available: radio and TV broadcasts, real-time information feeds from trusted sources, or other reference material. The idea is to improve your understanding about what is happening and where it is happening.

Preparedness

Being prepared for different weather situations is often just using good common sense. If you understand the types of hazards that may happen during specific weather (or even non-weather) events, you can prepare to protect yourself and your family and minimize the risk to life, health, and property.