PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An excessive heat warning for the entire region has been extended through Sunday night.
With that in mind, the city of Philadelphia has activated it’s heatline through the end of the warning, and altered other plans as well.READ MORE: Funeral Services Underway At Temple University's Liacouras Center For 12 Victims Of Fairmount Fire
Chris Gallagher of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging says residents can, and should, call the heatline (215-765-9040) if they see anyone suffering from the excessive heat:
“They have the ability to send out a city health mobile team, that also has a nurse, out to the person’s location, take vital signs, look at the person’s environment to make sure they are going to be okay.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: Teenage Boy Shot 7 Times In Cobbs Creek
Especially, he says, call if they are concerned about a senior citizen:
“If they need some tips on how to keep cool or they know someone who is experiencing heat stress.”MORE NEWS: 2 Speed Cameras Vandalized On I-95 Near Wilmington, Delaware
The city had also planned to close 21-pools this weekend, but decided to drop that number to eight to help residents beat the heat.