Excessive Heat Warning for possibly dangerous conditions

- Hazy, hot and humid weather conditions persist. Now, most of our region is in the second day of a three-day an Excessive Heat Warning.

FOX 29’s Weather Authority’s Sue Serio forecasts a high temperature of 94 degrees in Philadelphia on Thursday, with a heat index of more than 100 degrees.

Click here for FOX29.com's Weather Authority page, constantly updated and with the 7-day forecast.

Due to the Excessive Heat Warning, the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Heatline will be operating Thursday, 8:30am to midnight, and Friday, 8:30am to 6pm.

The Heatline number is 215-765-9040. Call and a team of trained staff will help callers of all ages with precautions to take against the heat and detecting signs of heat stress.

Also, city Health Department nurses will be able to talk about medical problems related to the heat, and mobile relief teams will respond to situations requiring intervention. Also, 911 will be called for emergencies.

Neighbors, friends and relatives are urged to look in on elderly persons, because they may be especially vulnerable to the heat.

The elderly, individuals with chronic medical conditions, those on medication, and persons who live alone and receive few visitors are encouraged to call PCA’s Heatline for advice on coping with the heat.

PCA’s Heatline is a non-emergency telephone service, nor a fan or air conditioner distribution site. 

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