FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown
Brown warns of heat issues, plans event
PHILADELPHIA, July 5 – State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Phila., said she wants to remind everybody that excessive heat is dangerous to seniors, children and those with serious health issues.
Last year at least 36 Pennsylvanians died due to heat-related issues, and with temperatures this weekend expected to top 100 degrees, Brown said Pennsylvanians should protect themselves from heat overexposure and watch out for friends and neighbors.
“Watch out for your elderly family, friends and neighbors, especially those without air-conditioned homes. Make sure they are dressed in light, loose-fitting clothing and drinking plenty of liquids,” Brown said.
Brown’s resolution, H.R.794, declared July as “Beat the Heat in the Street Month” in Pennsylvania.
The House unanimously adopted the resolution during last week’s busy session.
Brown also will host a free “Beat the Heat in the Street” public event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Kelly Pool, 281 N. Concourse Drive.
Representatives from the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, West Philadelphia Police Athletic League, Philadelphia public libraries in the 190th Legislative District and other groups will be on hand offering ideas to keep cool.
Brown’s constituent service office at 1435 N. 52nd St. also can offer advice to beat the heat.