Philadelphia issues Code Red due to excessive heat

The City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Red due to the extremely hot conditions.

During Code Reds and other extreme weather events, the city increases outreach to help keep homeless Philadelphians safe.

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 ➡️

— 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 ➡️

— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) June 30, 2018

To find a cooling center near you, see here.

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