Officials have confirmed two heat-related deaths in Philadelphia Saturday. A 67-year-old woman from Port Richmond who had diabetes died from congestive heart failure while an 82-year-old woman from North Philadelphia suffering from heart disease died from hypercholesterolemia, officials said. Officials say both deaths were related to the current excessive heat in Philadelphia.
The two incidents bring the total of heat-related deaths in Philadelphia to six for the entire calendar year.
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Heatline is operating until midnight Saturday and from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. You can call the PCA Heatline at 215-765-9040.