PHILADELPHIA (TAUT) — Tuesday will be hot and humid all day. This prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to issue a Code Orange for the Philadelphia area. It is a warning about unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly or people with conditions such as asthma, heart or lung disease.
Eyewitness News was in Camden where officials are also concerned about air quality and heat. Officers kept watch on some of the most vulnerable on the senior watch list, handing out cases of water to help them stay hydrated on the extremely hot day.
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If possible, stay indoors where it’s cool, drink plenty of water, and use air conditioners and fans.
If you find that you are suffering from a heat-related illness, contact a doctor.
Health officials are also urging the public to watch loved ones as temperatures reach dangerous levels.
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“What we’re doing is hitting each house individually to make sure they get cold water, making sure they’re safe while it’s hot,” said the department’s Peter McPherson. Camden Police Department.
The heat advisory in Camden County will be in effect from noon to 7 p.m.
Meanwhile in Philadelphia, all public schools were closed prematurely due to the heat.
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You can locate a chill center in Philadelphia here. To find a cooling center in Camden County, click here.