Chester County Warns Residents of Excessive Heat

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in effect from Monday, July 15, 2013 through Saturday, July 20, 2013.  Residents are reminded that that extreme heat can pose a challenge to the body’s temperature control system. If the body does not cool properly, there is potential for heat-related illness, which can take different forms, ranging from general fatigue to muscular cramping to life-threatening heat stroke.

The Chester County Department of Aging has fans available for County residents age 60 and older, who qualify, to help cope with the excessive heat. If a fan is needed because no other means of cooling a living area is available, call 610-344-6350. Rover Community Transportation will be providing additional transportation services for individuals age 65 or over to help seniors reach public places that are air conditioned such as libraries, movie theaters or shopping malls. To contact Rover transportation dispatch, call 484-696-3854 (after 5:30 p.m. press 3 to be connected to dispatch).

The Office of Aging Services’ hotline for heat emergencies is 610-344-4141.  Additional information can be found by following the links below:

Chester County Extreme Heat Precautions
Chester County Excessive Heat Press Release

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