Delaware County Heat Plan 2020 to help vulnerable people cope with extreme heat

With summer heat fast approaching, Delaware County Council announces that the county’s Heat Plan is in place, and assistance is available for elderly and vulnerable residents throughout the summer months.

County Council alerts residents to take extra precautions during a heat wave, and to check in with elderly and disabled family members and neighbors who are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses.

The County Office of Services of the Aging (COSA) has a Heat Plan for the county that includes a Heat Information Line, educational information on heat safety tips, dehydration, and safe use of fans. COSA has a limited supply of fans available for seniors who need one. Call (610) 490-1300 to inquire about a fan.

 The Heat Information Line at (610) 872-1558 is a 24-hour phone service that typically runs June 1 through Sept. 30, providing residents with heat advisory updates and information. People who need additional assistance can contact the COSA Information and Assistance service at (610) 490-1300.

Due to the Coronavirus, Senior Centers and Adult Day Centers, which are typically used for cooling centers, are closed. Until they have reopened and mitigation efforts can safely be put in place, we recommend checking with you local municipality to locate an emergency cooling center.

To view the entire Heat Plan, click here.

Posted 6/16/20