- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials in Philadelphia are urging residents to take precautions with hot weather settling over the region for the next few days.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning, so city officials have issued a heat warning that activates special summer programs.

Those include home visits by special field teams, operation of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s ‘Heat-line’ and enhanced daytime outreach for the homeless.

Officials are also urging people to look in on older friends, relatives and neighbors to make sure they are all right.

People who don’t have air conditioning are urged to spend at least some part of the day in shopping malls, senior centers, movie theaters or other air conditioned public spaces.

People should also avoid sun and drink plenty of water.

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