Four Dead in Philadelphia Heat Wave

Posted by on Monday, August 15, 2016


The U.S. Northeast has been contending with some extreme heat over the past few days.

Now it is being blamed for four deaths. All four people were suffering from other medical issues.

  • An 82-year-old woman from North Philadelphia who had heart disease and hypercholesterolemia died between Thursday and Saturday.

  • A 72-year-old man from West Philadelphia, who also had diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, died Monday.

  • A 67-year-old woman from the Port Richmond neighborhood who had diabetes and congestive heart failure died between Thursday and Saturday.

  • A 59-year-old man died Sunday. He previously suffered from diabetes and congestive heart failure.
Temperatures over the weekend got up to 37°C.

The heat will abate somewhat over the next few days, however, with daytime high's near 30 degrees, conditions will continue to pose a health concern.



The Team

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