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(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.



Latest Heat Wave Killed 15 In Philadelphia, Medical Examiner Rules

The City of Philadelphia has increased the death toll from the latest heat wave to fifteen.



More Deaths Blamed On Latest Philadelphia Heat Wave

The death toll from the recent Delaware Valley heat wave has jumped to seven in the City of Philadelphia.


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In A Heat Wave, Fashion Goes The Way Of Mittens And Scarves

“Philly is a fashion town, but fashion means nothing with this heat,” one man says. And that seems to be the consensus.



Philadelphia Water Department Sees Surge In Usage

The Philadelphia Water Department says it’s seen water usage go up every day since July started.



BLOG: Some Relief From The Heat

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.



Fifth Death Due To Extreme Heat Recorded In Philadelphia

The medical examiner officially listed the cause of death as cardio-vascular disease and heat.


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Local Restaurants See Spike In Business With People Trying To Beat The 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's control center on Thursday (credit: Paul Kurtz)

PECO Sets New Power Demand Record, Eyes Another For Friday

Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong says the utility broke a demand record for electricity that was sent in August of 2006.



Triple Digit, Record-Setting Heat Grips The Philadelphia Region

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.