PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - When the National Weather Service predicts a forecast of at least three consecutive days with temperatures of 95 degrees or above, a Code Red is declared.
What does that mean for Philadelphia residents?
If residents see a person who appears to be homeless during a Code Red, they are urged to contact the Homeless Outreach hotline at (215) 232-1984.
If residents are concerned about an elderly person, they are urged to contact Philadelphia Corporation for Aging at (215) 765-9040.
Due to extremely hot conditions, a Code Red is now in effect. During a Code Red, @PHLCityHomeless increases outreach to keep homeless Philadelphians safe. Call 215-232-1984 to request outreach ➡️ https://t.co/dnpcCo5kfS pic.twitter.com/RftDN9NuFv— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) June 30, 2018
Code Reds affect your furry friends as well. All dogs must have shade to protect them from the sun. If you do not provide your dog shade, you could face a fine of $500 or more.
To report dogs left outdoors in extreme heat, contact Philadelphia's Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT) at (267) 385-3800 or file a report online. ACCT also provides free straw for outdoor pet shelters.
During a Code Red, it is against the law in Philadelphia to leave dogs outside without protection from the sun. Violators may face a $500 fine. Call @ACCTPhilly at 267-385-3800 to report a dog left outdoors ➡️ https://t.co/dnpcCo5kfS pic.twitter.com/RRXUu743QX— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) June 30, 2018
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