Helpful Heat Resources For Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The city of Philadelphia has set up a Heat Help Line (215-765-9040) for the elderly and those vulnerable to the high temperatures.

Helpful Phone Numbers:

Pennsylvania:
Philadelphia Senior Center: 215-546-5879
PCA Heatline: 215-765-9040
Pennsylvania Health Department: 1-877-PA-HEALTH
Bucks County Area Agency On Aging: (267) 880-5700
Chester County Department Of Aging Services: (610) 344-6350
Delaware County Heat Emergency Hotline: (610) 872-1558
Lancaster County Department Of Aging: (717) 299-7979
Montgomery County Aging And Adult Services: 610-278-3601
Northampton County Area Department Of Aging: 610-559-3245

For additional information in PA, visit: www.aging.state.pa.us.

PECO Energy Emergency (gas or electric): 1-800-841-4141
PGW: 215-235-1212

New Jersey:
Atlantic County Department Of Health And Human Services: (609) 645-5935
Burlington County Health Department: (609) 265-5548
Camden County Department Of Health And Human Services: (856) 757-7285
Cape May County: 609-886-2784
Cumberland County: 856-453-2220
Gloucester County Senior Services: 856-384-6900
Mercer County Human Services: 609-989-6526
Salem County: 856-769-2900
Delaware State Help Line: 1-800-464-Help

PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG
Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476
PPL: 1-800-DIAL-PPL

Delaware:
Delmarva (Connectiv) New Castle County and Cecil and Harford Counties (Md): 1-800-898-8042
Kent and Sussex Counties and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia 1-800-898-8045

The National Weather Service advises following several safety tips to keep safe and cool:

– Wear loose fitting and light colored clothing
– Drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to avoid dehydration
– Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, which is mid and late afternoon
– Make sure your dwelling is ventilated; use a fan, or get one if you do not have one
– Spend time in an air conditioned building, if possible
– Check on the elderly, ill, and very young
– Make provisions for pets and animals by insuring they have plenty of cool water to drink and shade.

Comments

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  1. Anne says:

    I thank you most kindly Margaret.

    I have done all of the things you suggested As far as the “Authorities” they all but told gme to wait until it happens again. Five calls had been made. How many does it take before action is taken? The Trenton Police at it’s finest! I was told to correct this and make all repairs. Yet injured and melting, I aprpeciate the kindness of your reply which mind you seems to be more forth-coming than assistance from the police and animal control.

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