There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for Chester County (Pennsylvania)
as of: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 07:44:06 EST/EDST
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 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.
Flu Vaccination Clinics
The Chester County Health Department will be providing flu vaccinations at a number of clinic locations throughout Chester County. This year, more than ever, getting a flu shot is very important. While it will not protect you from getting COVID-19, the symptoms of the flu and Covid-19 are very similar. Avoiding the flu helps lower the demand for critical healthcare services.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, pre-registration is required along with other precautions. For more information on clinic locations, their dates and times of operation, and to register -- visit the Chester County Health Department Influenza/flu information site.
All Pennsylvania Residents -- Wearing a mask is Mandatory.
All Pennsylvania residents must wear a mask at all times when out in public. This includes wearing one outdoors, especially when you cannot maintain social distancing (of 6 feet or greater) and when you enter a store or business.
Remember -- your mask protects those around you, and THEIR mask protects you. This simple, but important action helps to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus wherever you go.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Locations
The Chester County Health Department is providing free PCR (nasal swab) tests for individuals with symptoms, or who have had a known close contact with a positive case in the last 14 days. You can register for an appointment using using this link: Health Department Swab Testing Registration. This site has the latest locations and their hours of operation for all testing sites in Chester County.
Restore Chester County
A copmprehensive on-line toolkit and guidance specifically for Chester County's 15,000+ businesses and 525,000 residents is available at https://restorechestercounty.org
The November AGREM meeting will be on: On-Line via ZOOM with details sent prior to the meeting.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Radio Check at 6:00pm ESTMeeting starts at 6:30pm EST
Note the change in meeting logistics!
Announcements / Notices
Driving in Fog or Rain
If it is foggy or raining, you should turn on your headlights so that other drivers can more easily see you. On newer cars, don't rely on the automatic sensor to turn your lights on -- turn them on manually instead.
Also, remember that whenever your windshield wipers are on, your headlights should be on as well.
Fall Driving Hazards
Fall is the time of year when leaves change colors and animals like deer are more active. The beauty of fall colors turns hazardous when leaves are on the road, and even more so when the roads are wet. Remember to leave extra following distance as well as to slow down -- leaves, even on a dry roadway, can increase stopping/braking distances. The hazard is even greater when the roads and leaves are wet.
Deer are more active and pay less attention to cars and trucks on the roads. They are especially active during the early morning and early to late evening hours. Be aware that if you see one deer, there are likely several more in the area. Again, slow down and don't drive faster than the stopping distance you can see with your headlights.
Are you Ready? Is your family Ready? Are you Getting Important Alerts?
Have you signed up for ReadyCheso yet? You can register to receive important messages from the Chester County Department of Emergency Services and your municipality's Emergency Management Coordinator through this system .
You choose what you want to get notified about, and also how you want to be notified. The system supports use of text, email, or voice alerts. You can chose whatever you prefer, and the order the system uses to notify you.
The recommended alert choices are: your local municipality, weather, and Public Health alerts. You can choose other selections as desired; and can change the entire setup at any time.
For more information and to register, visit the following website: READYChesCo.org.
SMART 911 in Chester County
Smart911 lets you create a private and secure safety profile for your family. The profile can include information you want 9-1-1 operators and first responders to have when you call for an emergency.
In an emergency seconds can save lives. Take a few seconds now to plan ahead at www.smart911.com
Your SMART-911 profile is also available whenever you are travelling or visiting other states that also utilize the SMART 911 system.
Listen to AM 1670 on your smartphone, tablet, and computer; in your car, or on a portable emergency radio. Emergency as well as other community information for Avon Grove and the surrounding areas is broadcast 24x7. AGREM 1670 is also interrupted automatically whenever the National Weather Service issues an alert for our area as well.
Power Outages and Weather
Avon Grove Area Road Information
- E. Nottingham Township:Long-term Closure: Bridge on Saginaw Rowd is CLOSED to ALL Traffic. The bridge is located between Kings Row Road and Rte 472 .. DETOUR ROUTE East side of the bridge: Use Saginaw Road east to Rte 896. Turn right on 896 S to the stop-sign at State Road, turn right on State Road, and go west to Route 472. DETOUR ROUTE West side of the bridge: Go west to Rte 472, turn left and follow 472 to State Road. Turn left on State Road and go east to Rte 896. Turn left on Rte 896 North and follow to Saginaw road (on left). Turn onto Saginaw for destinations up to the closed bridge. The project to replace the bridge will be scheduled in 2021.
- Franklin Township: The bridge on Clay Creek Road is CLOSED to ALL Traffic between Twin Bridge Lane and Auburn Road. DETOUR ROUTES: Auburn Road and Church Hill Road. The bridge replacement project runs from September 14, 2020 into mid-November 2020.
- Franklin Township: The bridge on Hess Mill Road is CLOSED to ALL Traffic between Beechwood Drive and South Geurnsey Rd. The repair project runs from October 5th to December 5th, 2020. Detour signs are posted.
- New London Township: Bridge Weight Limit REDUCED on Pennocks Bridge Road between Avondale-New London and State Roads. There weight limit is now a MAXIMUM of 3 tons. Any vehicles or loads over 6,000 lbs MUST NOT cross over this bridge!
- West Grove Borough: Emergency Repairs, Welcome Ave and Rosehill Road during week of Oct 26th. Detour for residents and Emergency Services is Chartwell Road to Welcome Avenue.
Other Road Information
Route 926 near Rte 202 --
Pennsylvania DOT -- PA511 System, Mobile App
Maryland DOT -- MD511 System
Delaware DOT -- website
Health & Human Services
Volunteer -- Serve our community
Ready.Gov - Public Service Announcement