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.
When there is a risk of a severe weather event, check the National Weather Service (NWS) for your local forecast and to get the latest information. There are several quick links on the AGREM website to help you. Put AM 1670 into the memory of your car radio, and pre-set the dial on your emergency portable radio. It will be updated with specific local and other safety information as appropriate for the Avon Grove Area.
DO NOT drive through water on a flooded roadway, or drive around barricades or ignore signage indicating a roadway is closed. If you believe that a road is passable, but it is still marked as closed, it is possible that the roadway has not yet been inspected for structural or other issues.
Just because there's no water on it, does not always mean the road is safe. Be Safe, turn around, and find another route. The minor inconvenience to you, is better than the major problems you create if you must be rescued. Avoid putting your life, the lives of your passengers, as well as the lives of First Responders at risk by making a poor decision.
For more information, go here: Flooding Preparedness Information
AGREM is on Summer Break during June, July, and August.Our next meeting will be on:Thursday, September 08, 2022 at 6:30pm EST New London Township Building902 State Road New London, PA 19360
During the Summer Break, Radio checks will still occur
on the second thursday at 6:00pm EST. Please participate if you are available.
Announcements / Notices
Flash Flooding - Local Stream/Creek Information
If you live in an area prone to flooding near the major creeks and streams in our area increase your awareness of flooding potential. You can get a quick check on water flow and levels using the following AGREM page link: Local Stream Water Levels and Flow
For more information on Floods and Flood Safety, visit Ready.Gov Flood Information or National Weather Service Flood Safety Information.
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 important 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 and other community information for the Avon Grove and surrounding areas is broadcast 24x7. AGREM 1670 broadcasts are automatically interrupted whenever the National Weather Service issues any alerts for our area.
Hospital Closures: Tower Health Jennersville Hospital (JRH) and Tower Health Brandywine are both closed as of January 2022, and February 2022 respectively.
Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA,
Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE and
ChristianaCare Union Hopspital in Elkton, MD.
Urgent Care Sites:
NOTE: All local ambulance and Advanced Life Support services are available by calling 9-1-1.
Power Outages and Weather
Avon Grove Area Road Information
Other Road Information
Health & Human Services
- Chester County Family Services (1-610-696-4900)
- Chester County "ConnectPoints" Homeless Services (800-935-3181)
Volunteer -- Serve our community
See Something - Say Something
Events around us are a constant reminder that being prepared is as simple as being aware of your surroundings, and reporting to the authorities anything that appears out of the ordinary or which raises a concern about your safety or the safety of others.
For additional information, visit this site: www.dhs.gov .
Ready.Gov - Public Service Announcement
The Accuweather radar images are temporarily offline due to an issue outside of our control. Consider using one of the links above to get an alternate radar map for our area.