Heat Health Emergency

We are sorry to inform you that due to the Heat Health Emergency – The Rail Park Star Party scheduled for tomorrow July 20 , 6-10 pm has been cancelled . We will let you know when it is rescheduled

We are also sorry to inform you that due to the Heat Health Emergency – The Rail Park Plant Swap  scheduled for Sunday  July 21 has been cancelled . We will let you know when it is rescheduled

City of Philadelphia information on the heat emergency  :
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has extended its Heat Health Emergency declaration through 11PM on Monday, July 22, 2019.
To learn more about what happens when the City declares a Heat Health Emergency, click here.
When daytime temperatures reach the 90s or triple digits and are accompanied by high humidity for two or more days, heat-related illness (e.g., dehydration, heat stroke) is more common and a heat health emergency is declared. During a Heat Health Emergency, it’s important to check on loved ones, neighbors, and pets and look out for each other.
During the Heat Health Emergency, the following heat-related resources will remain available:
– The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging will maintain its Heatline – (215)-765-9040 – which residents can call to get health and safety tips and talk to medical professionals about heat-related illness. The Heatline is open from 8:30AM to 12AM on 7/19, 7/20 and 7/21 and from 8:30AM to 11PM on 7/22.

  • – Cooling centers – including libraries, senior centers and recreation centers – will stay open later. To find a cooling center near you, click here.
  • – The Office of Homeless Services will continue its outreach. If you see someone on the street that needs help, call (215) 232-1984 or 911.
  • – Pet safety measures will continue to be enforced. To report a dog left outside in very hot weather, call (267) 385-3800.

For more information on how to stay cool, please check out the PDPH Stay Cool, Philly! brochure (available in English and Spanish). Please share this information with the populations that you work with.

Callowhill Neighborhood Association
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