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Two More Heat-Related Deaths In Philadelphia

City health officials have confirmed two more deaths are attributable, at least in part, to the long wave of sweltering heat in the area.


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Too Much Water Or Too Little? Watering Your Garden In A Heat Wave

Saturday’s temperature could be at 100 degrees or above, and your plants are showing signs that they’ve had enough.



Tips For Avoiding Car Trouble During Heat Wave

As tough as this heat can be on people, it can be just as tough on your car, which is why it’s important to do what you can to keep your car, and your car’s air conditioner, in working condition.



Heat Wave Can Be Dangerous For Young And Old

One of the things we see that commonly happens during extended heat waves is that people get impatient, especially people who like to be active.


(seniors eating lunch at Philadelphia Senior Center) (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Area Residents Flock To Senior Centers To Find Relief From Heat

The heat is causing an increase in attendance at area senior centers.



South Jersey Cooling Centers Open For The Holiday

Southern New Jersey has opened several municipal cooling stations which will be open throughout July 3-4, 2012.


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Hot Weather Affects Holiday Plans

For some, the heat can put a damper on weekend plans while others love it!


(A center city Philadelphia food cart vendor.  File photo by Dennis Edward)

Nutrition Expert Says Philadelphians Need Diet Tweaks on Oppresive Summer Days

Nyree Dardarian, who teaches at Drexel University’s Department of Nutrition Sciences, says minor adjustments to what we eat will improve our resistance to the heat.


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When It’s Too Hot Outside, PAL Moves Activities Indoors

On a typical summer day, hundreds of children take part in PAL-sponsored baseball, tennis, and golf programs. But not when temperatures are approaching 100 degrees.


(A horse carriage loading zone along Independence Mall stands empty during the heat wave.  Credit: John McDevitt)

No Horse-Drawn Carriages On Philadelphia Streets During Heat Wave

When the temperature exceeds 91 degrees, there is a city ordinance that says the horses need to be off the streets.



Helpful Heat Resources For Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Philadelphia area from June 20th-22nd, 2012. Here are some helpful resources.


(Hot weather can take an extra toll on people who are taking medication for high blood pressure.  File photo.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Heat Wave Brings Special Warning For Those Taking Certain Medications

If you are taking blood pressure medications, it could make you vulnerable to dehydration during the upcoming heat wave.


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Center City Restaurant Offering Unique Cooldown To Its Diners

With temperatures expected to reach a sweltering 100-degrees in the next few days, one Center City restaurant has put an alcoholic twist on a childhood favorite.


(Operators at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's "heatline."  File photo)

Philadelphia Preparing Heatline, Cooling Centers For Elderly Ahead Of Expected Heat Wave

Tomorrow is the first day of summer and the first day of what’s expected to be three days of temperatures above 90-degrees.


MLB Umpires are in the heat nearly every day and they can't afford to let their guard down for a moment. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Complacency Can Be Very Dangerous

When one heat wave is followed by another, sometimes we let our guard down and forget to take the same precautions that kept us save from the start of summer.





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