Multiple days of extreme heat are expected in our area over the next several days.
𝗢𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝘁𝗵, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗵𝗮𝗺 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺, 𝟮𝟬𝟬 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗛𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘁𝗼𝗻, 𝗡𝗝 𝟬𝟴𝟲𝟵𝟬 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺-𝟰𝗽𝗺 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝘆 for residents who need to seek shelter. Temperatures will be taken at the door, and masks and social distancing between groups will be required. Please note that the facility will be limited to 25% capacity.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO
8 PM EDT MONDAY…
* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to
* WHERE…The urban corridor from Wilmington to Philadelphia to
* WHEN…From noon Sunday to 8 PM EDT Monday. The most oppressive
day is expected to be Monday. The heat wave is likely to
continue beyond Monday.
* IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly
increase the potential for heat related illnesses,
particularly for those working or participating in outdoor
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The dangerously hot conditions may
continue on Tuesday and Wednesday. The warning may need to be
extended as we get closer. Temperatures overnight are only expected to drop into the mid 70s, so there will be little relief from the heat even through the overnight hours.
Recommended actions: Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.