Community and Family

Philadelphians flock to public pools amid heatwave

Whether you are in the mood to swim laps or simply lay out and soak up the sun, Philadelphia’s public pools are an ideal summer destination for all.

They’re free, available in neighborhoods all across the city and offer an abundance of fun. Not to mention, they’re a great place to go to stay cool. This summer, 50 of the city’s 70 locations are open and ready for swimmers. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)


Heatwave delays Philly water shutoffs

The Philadelphia Water Dept had been scheduled to resume water shutoffs for delinquent accounts today, following a two-year moratorium due to the pandemic. But shutoffs will be delayed once again because a citywide “Heat Health Emergency” went into effect. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Community and Family

Here’s Where to Find a Cooling Center as Sweltering Temps Ramp Up

Philadelphia will open a limited number of cooling centers as scorching temperatures combine with high humidity to make for potentially deadly conditions as a brutal heat wave sets in. The cooling center sites will be different than in past years and will have social distancing and mask standards in place as they open amid the coronavirus pandemic. | From: NBC10 Philadelphia/Telemundo62 (Read more.)