Philly311 Hack: Excessive Heat Widget is Back

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The Philly311 Mobile App constantly adds widgets to improve the way Philadelphia residents, visitors, and businesses interact with city government. These widgets range in functionality, connecting customers with municipal services, seasonal information, and neighborhood beautification tools. This summer’s “Excessive Heat” widget meets all three of these categories.

Created as an on-the-go resource for when the city government issues an excessive heat warning, the widget is packed with phone numbers, links, and information to keep every Philadelphian safe through the hot summer. Here’s what the widget has to offer.

Cooling Center Information: Cooling Centers are air-conditioned environments where residents can take refuge during excessive heat. To locate a City of Philadelphia Cooling Center, click here.

Department of Public Health Tips to Keep Cool: Find the list here.

Elderly Assistance: Check on your friends and neighbors who are elderly or have medical conditions. Contact the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s Senior Hotline 215-765-9040.

Parks and Recreation’s Pool and Sprayground Schedule: Click here for 2014’s schedule.

Emergency Air Conditioning Complaints: If you or someone you know is a patient or resident of a hospital or nursing home (commercial only) without air conditioning, please contact 311 via phone, mobile app (Use category: OTHER); email ( or Twitter/Facebook (@Philly311) to enter a License and Inspections request for inspection. L&I will respond within one business day.

To have these resources (and any more) at the palm of your hand, download the Philly311 Mobile App. The app is free for all iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices.


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