Struggling to Stay Cool? Local Assistance is Available

PHILADELPHIA PA – Where can you go today (Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022) to get and stay cool, particularly if you’re elderly?

The first choice is stay in your home, in a room that’s air conditioned. Not available? Check to see if you can avoid the day’s predicted 101-degree heat by staying with a family member, friend, or neighbor.

Not possible? Other choices exist.

Nearby public cooling centers designated by Montgomery County are reported to include the:

Most Chester County libraries function as designated public cooling centers, according to the state 2-1-1 website operated by the United Way of Pennsylvania. They include the:

If you feel like you’re becoming ill due to the heat, call 9-1-1 and report the emergency. For non-emergency advice or recommendations regarding the heat call 2-1-1, and then press 9 for an all-other-services assistant.