Heat wave has people around Philadelphia, Jersey Shore preparing for ways to stay cool

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (WPVI) — With hot days on the horizon, people across the region are looking for ways to protect themselves from the high temperatures and oppressive humidity.

Luckily for those on the coast, the cooler seawater will help provide temporary relief to beat Atlantic City’s heat and humidity.

“Be by the water. Feel the water, you know, the breeze. It’s really nice down there compared to inland,” says Jordan Andrews.

This week’s heatwave is expected to generate dangerously high temperatures well into the 90s for most of the area.

Sometimes it feels like it’s almost 100 degrees.

Many people visiting the coast this week have their own plans to try and beat the heat.

“Light stuff when it’s hot. You can’t wear too much dark clothing because it attracts more heat,” says Tolly Ghireharie.

“I’m staying at the casino, I’m at Hard Rock Casino and that’s why I’m going to stay there as much as possible,” says Muhammad Amin.

Others closer to Philadelphia are also trying their best to keep their cool.

“Trying to breathe, to sweat, is uncomfortable,” said Pennsport’s Chase Trimmer. “I think it’s just uncomfortable, especially for the little kids.”

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging expects to activate its heat helpline once the city issues an excessive heat warning. The phone number is: (215) 765-9040.

“We will evaluate all seniors who call based on their needs,” said Nolan Lawrence, Senior Helpline Director. “We share tips on how to cool down if someone is suffering from heat-related stress. We even refer him to a group of city nurses.”

When this excessive heat warning goes into effect, officials are advising residents to find cooling centers and spray spots, and to cool off in public pools. They also say to watch for signs of heat stress.

“Heat stress will manifest itself as confusion through to loss of mobility, movement, hand cramps, and confusion,” Lawrence said.

Officials share these tips for dealing with extreme heat conditions:

  • Look for air-conditioned rooms
  • Stay hydrated and avoid caffeine or alcohol
  • Never leave children or pets alone in the car
  • Avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest hours

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