Tomorrow is the first day of summer and the first day of what’s expected to be three days of temperatures above 90-degrees.
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.
The City of Philadelphia has increased the death toll from the latest heat wave to fifteen.
The death toll from the recent Delaware Valley heat wave has jumped to seven in the City of Philadelphia.
“Philly is a fashion town, but fashion means nothing with this heat,” one man says. And that seems to be the consensus.
The Philadelphia Water Department says it’s seen water usage go up every day since July started.
It’s been a record breaking weekend as far as high temperatures go. Philadelphia set new records on Friday (103), Saturday (101), and Sunday (98) but the heat indices made it up to 115 at times.
The medical examiner officially listed the cause of death as cardio-vascular disease and heat.
Some area restaurants say they are seeing larger crowds for dinner because people don’t want to fire up the oven in their home when the temperature is in the nineties.
Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong says the utility broke a demand record for electricity that was sent in August of 2006.
We are in the middle of what is being called the longest and most intense Heat Wave of the summer and Friday is a record breaker.
Local dry cleaners who do their own work in-house are sweating the details in this heat wave.
While some of Philadelphia’s prisons have air conditioning, some of the biggest and oldest facilities do not. And that leaves both prisoners and corrections officers sweltering when temperatures reach into the 90s and above.
Bucks County officials say it’s unlikely the county will continue to participate in an energy program this summer that could have saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
When we visited Peco headquarters to see how the power company is handling the strain, the atmosphere was cool and calm — and management was hoping it would stay that way.