heat wave


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.


(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Groaning About The Philadelphia Heat Wave? Try Being A Dry Cleaner

Local dry cleaners who do their own work in-house are sweating the details in this heat wave.


(Philadelphia's House of Corrections.  File photo)

Despite Heat Wave, Some Philadelphia Inmates — And Guards — Get No Air Conditioning

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.


(The Bucks County Courthouse. File photo)

Bucks County Backs Off Plan To Shut Off Air Conditioning At Courthouse

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.


(Photos by Paul Kurtz)

Peco Monitoring Area Electric Consumption As Heat Wave Burns On

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.


(The YouTube  video that started this.)

Triple-Digit Temps Apparently No Match For Internet ‘Cool Car Fast’ Stratagem

The Internet can be a dangerous thing. Like when my boss sees a Japanese video explaining how to cool your hot car, and the boss says, ‘Go try that!’


(Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Approaching 100° In The Shade, And Yet Philadelphians Run

Even a heat wave won’t keep some people from their workouts.





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