Heat Wave Prepardness
The Swatara Township Police Department encourages all citizens to take caution when being outdoors this week. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Central Pennsylvania this week. Temperatures may reach the mid-90s, with a heat index value of 100 degrees or higher.
We ask that everyone check on family members and neighbors and pay particular attention to children, the elderly and pets during this time. In addition, due to the high temperatures, the Dauphin County Commissioners and the county’s aging office have activated their heat emergency plan.
The agency has a limited number of fans and air conditioning units available for loan to needy seniors age 60 and over. To obtain a fan or air conditioner, or to request other assistance, citizens may call the Area Agency on Aging at 717-780-6130, which is staffed around-the-clock.
Senior Centers Offering Refuge:
Bistline Senior Center, 1291 S. 28th Street, Harrisburg, Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
B’Nai B’rith Senior Center, 130 Third Street, Harrisburg, Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
East Hanover Senior Center, 8848 Jonestown Rd., Grantville, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Edgemont Senior Center, 2400 Oxford Avenue, Harrisburg, Monday – Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friendship Senior Center, 5000 Commons Drive, Harrisburg, Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Heinz-Menaker Senior Center, 1824 North 4th Street, Harrisburg, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hoy Senior Center, 301 Mohn Street, Steelton, Monday – Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jewish Community Center, 3301 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lick Towers Senior Center, 1301 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lykens Senior Center, 200 West Main Street, Harrisburg, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Millersburg Senior Center, 109 Edward Drive, Millersburg, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mohler Senior Center, 25 Hope Drive, Hershey, Monday – Friday, from 8 am. to 4 p.m.
Rutherford House Center, 3300 Parkview Lane, Harrisburg, Monday – Friday, from 8 am. to 4 p.m.
Download the Heat Wave Safety Checklist Below courtesy of the American Red Cross.