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.
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.
To find a cooling center near you, see here.
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