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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Bucks Issues Excessive Heat Warning in Response to Extreme Heat

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An Excessive Heat Warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. through Thursday evening in Bucks County.

With temperatures forecast in the mid-90s and heat indexes expected to exceed 100 degrees, cooling centers will be open Wednesday and Thursday to seniors and people experiencing homelessness who are seeking refuge from the extreme heat.

The following locations will operate from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. as cooling centers for seniors and people experiencing homelessness:

Riegelsville Borough Hall
615 Easton Road
Riegelsville, PA 18077
610-749-2726

Morrisville Senior Service Center
31 E. Cleveland Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067
215-295-0567

YMCA of Bucks County– Warminster Branch 
624 York Road
Warminster, PA 18974
267-387-9622

YMCA of Bucks County – Fairless Hills Branch
601 S. Oxford Valley Road
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
215-949-3400

Bristol Borough Senior Center
301 Wood Street
Bristol, PA 19007
215-788-9238

Senior centers throughout Bucks County also are open and available daily to residents 55 and over. Check with your local senior center for hours of operation and details

The county issues an Excessive Heat Warning when the National Weather Service forecasts daytime temperatures will reach 95 degrees by 11 a.m. on two or more consecutive days, or when heat indexes will reach 100 degrees on any given day.

This is the county’s first Excessive Heat declaration under a plan developed by county Emergency Services and the Health Department with assistance from the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Area Agency on Aging.

Municipalities or nonprofit agencies interested in participating in this program in the future should contact Bucks County Emergency Services at 215-340-8700.

Media Contact: James O’Malley, 215-348-6414, jtomalley@buckscounty.org

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