Delaware County Reminds Residents of Tips to Stay Safe During the June Heat Wave

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Released: June 17, 2024

Delaware County Reminds Residents of Tips to Stay Safe During the June Heat Wave

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Tuesday, June 18 and an Excessive Heat Warning for Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 23 is still in effect.

Here are some vital tips to help you beat the heat:

  1. Stay Cool Indoors: Whenever possible, remain in air-conditioned locations. Whether at home, a local mall, or a public library, air conditioning is the most effective way to combat heat.
  2. Hydrate Regularly: Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine, or excessive sugar as they can dehydrate you further.
  3. Check on Others: Be mindful of friends, neighbors, and especially older adults who may be more vulnerable to the heat. A quick check-in can make a significant difference.
  4. Protect Children and Pets: Never leave children or pets in vehicles, even for a few minutes. Temperatures inside a car can escalate quickly, posing severe risks.

Support for Delaware County Seniors

COSA is stepping up again this year to support seniors, who are particularly at-risk during heat waves.

Seniors can contact Delaware County's 24/7 Informational Weather Line at (610) 872-1558 for support and information throughout the summer.

COSA is also making fans available to seniors at all COSA-funded senior centers and at COSA's Baldwin Tower office in Eddystone. To inquire about obtaining a free fan, call COSA at (610) 490-1300. Residents can also visit the COSA website at

The 2024 Heat Plan can be found HERE.

Be Aware of the Signs / Symptoms of Heat-Related Illnesses!

  • Heat Cramps: Intense sweating, fatigue, and painful muscle cramps, especially in the legs, arms, and abdomen.
  • Heat Exhaustion: In addition to the above, look for paleness, headaches, nausea or vomiting, weakness, dizziness, or fainting.
  • Heat Stroke: This is a medical emergency characterized by a body temperature over 103°F, red, hot, dry skin, rapid pulse, and possible confusion, irritability, or loss of consciousness.

Delaware County residents can also reach the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line at (484) 276-2100 and visit the DCHD website at DelcoPA.Gov/Health

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