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Senator HughesHere’s How to Beat the Heat

Hello,

It’s hot outside! There is an excessive heat warning across the Philadelphia region, with temperatures expected to soar into the mid-90s and the heat index to be over 100 degrees. The heat is expected to last through the next 36-48 hours.

Here’s how to beat the heat:

  • Make sure that you stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Stay away from heavy physical activity, and try to stay indoors as much as possible.

  • AMERICAN RED CROSS - Mission Moment:
    Excessive Heat Warning Tips
    Warning Tips Check on elderly friends and neighbors, as well as those with medical conditions. For additional help, call the Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging Senior Helpline at 215-765-9040

  • City of Philadelphia has opened “Cooling Centers” to help beat the heat. Phone numbers can be found by visiting the Stay Cool Interactive Map and clicking the cooling center of your choice. You can also view a list of the Cooling Center Locations.

  • For residents of Montgomery Country, please visit the "Code Red Plan" web page. There are resources and contact information for how to beat the heat.

Pease share this e-mail with friends, family, and co-workers. Together, we can make sure that everyone knows how to beat the heat during this summer heat wave.

Thanks,

Senator Vincent Hughes

Excessive Heat Warnings Issued For Philadelphia Area, South Jersey

July 29, 2015

Stay Cool GuidePHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hazy, hot and humid conditions are blanketing the greater Philadelphia area, as well as parts of New Jersey.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the city and Delaware, eastern Chester, eastern Montgomery and lower Bucks counties between noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

In New Jersey an excessive heat warning is in effect from noon until 6 p.m. Thursday for Mercer, Gloucester, Camden and northwest Burlington counties.

Heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like it is 100degrees.

Temperatures are only expected to drop into the upper 70s in urban areas during the evening.

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Excessive Heat Warning For Philadelphia And Suburbs

Heat Index To Approach 100°

July 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s going to be a steamy, sizzling, sweltering day across parts of the Delaware Valley. It has hit 95° four different times so far this year, and we expect yet another on Wednesday. Factor in the humidity, and you get “feels-like” temperatures approaching the century mark. For this reason, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs, which goes into effect at noon and lasts through 6pm this evening. An air quality alert is also in effect for all counties except for southeast NJ. If you are someone that may have trouble breathing, take it very easy outside today.

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Heat Warning Issued for Philadelphia, Suburbs

July 29, 2015

ladyPHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hazy, hot and humid conditions are blanketing Philadelphia and its suburbs.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the city and Delaware, eastern Chester, eastern Montgomery and lower Bucks counties between noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like it is 100 degrees.

Temperatures are only expected to drop into the upper 70s in urban areas during the evening.
The humidity is expected to be higher on Thursday.

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Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

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  DISTRICT OFFICE
4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778
HARRISBURG OFFICE
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579
 
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