Philadelphia Health Department issues heat advisory for early week – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dangerous heat will remain in the Philadelphia area through the start of the work week, prompting the city’s health department to issue a heat advisory. The heat advisory will go into effect Monday at 12:00 PM and last until Tuesday at 9:00 PM

Monday’s high will climb to 96 and Tuesday’s high will be 94.

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“The Department of Health declares a heat emergency when the temperature gets high enough that vulnerable people – especially our elderly neighbors and family members – are at increased risk of heat illness or death,” the health commissioner said Dr. Cheryl Bettigol.

PCA Heat line will be open between 12:00 and 23:59 on Monday and open from 8:30 to 20:00 on Tuesday. Hours and days of operation may be extended if the heat health emergency is extended.

The hotline can be reached at 215-765-9040.

Cooling buses, cooling centers, and other heat advisory resources will be available at the following locations:

Cooling centers

These libraries will be open for extended hours on Monday, August 8, 2022 and Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Cooling Center locations and hours may change if the public health emergency is extended.

Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library

125 South 52nd Street

215-685-7431

Open until 7 p.m

Joseph E. Coleman Regional Library

68 West Chelten Avenue

215-685-2150

Open until 7 p.m

Blanche A. Nixon Cobbs Creek Library

5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway

215-685-1973

Open until 8 p.m

Fox Chase Library

501 Rhawn Street

215-685-0547

Open until 8 p.m

Frankford Library

4634 Frankford Avenue

215-685-1473

Open until 7 p.m

Fumo Family Library

2437 South Broad Street

215-685-1758

Open until 7 p.m

Haddington Library (meeting room only)

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446 North 65th Street

215-685-1970

Open until 7 p.m

Lillian Marrero Library (meeting room only)

601 West Lehigh Avenue

215-685-9794

Open until 7 p.m

Logan Library

1333 Wagner Avenue

215-685-9156

Open until 7 p.m

Oak Lane Library

6614 North 12th Street

215-685-2848

Open until 7 p.m

Widener Library

2808 West Lehigh Avenue

215-685-9799

Open until 7 p.m

Cooling buses

The City of Philadelphia has partnered with SEPTA to have refrigerated, air-conditioned buses available to the public at the following intersections:

  • Germantown Avenue and Allegheny Avenue, 19133
  • Wyoming Avenue and Rising Sun Avenue, 19120
  • Broad Street and Snyder Avenue, 19145
  • 70th Street and Woodland Avenue, 19142

The buses will be available to the public between 12:00 and 19:00 on Mondays and between 11:00 and 19:00 on Tuesdays.

Buses will have masks, hand sanitizer, water and information about heat safety and utility programs. Press will NOT be allowed inside the cooler buses to allow occupants to cool off in privacy.

Pools and splash pads

Residents are also encouraged to visit all Philadelphia Parks & Recreation grounds and pools. The pools will offer free swimming during business hours during the heat emergency.

Residents can find all identified cooling centers as well as spray sites by clicking here or by calling 311.

For a list of open pools, click here.

Centers for the elderly

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Senior Centers will be open. All senior centers are air-conditioned and open from 9am to 6pm

Disconnecting utilities

The Philadelphia Water Department shutdown has been suspended during a heat emergency. Suspension for non-payment will resume after the heating emergency ends.

Outreach and homeless shelter

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The Office of Homeless Services has also announced a Code Red that began on Thursday, August 4, 2022, and will take proactive measures to protect Philadelphians experiencing homelessness. Call the Helpline at (215) 232-1984 if you see someone on the street in need of shelter or other homeless services. Call 911 if there is a medical emergency.

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