First Heat-Related Death of 2018 in Philadelphia

On Thursday — the sixth consecutive day of 90-plus temperatures locally —  Philadelphia reported its first heat-related death since 2016.

The victim was not identified, nor was it disclosed when the person died. Health Department spokesman James Garrow said heat was “a significant contributing factor” to the death, which occurred during the heat wave that began Saturday and peaked Tuesday.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/heat-wave-philadelphia-death-flood-watch-20180705.html

By Tony Wood