Friday temperatures soar into the danger zone again

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Extreme heat in Philadelphia: Bob Brooks reports during Action News at 4pm on July 21, 2017. (WPVI)

Christie and Ray Barner from California visited the Liberty Bell in the sweltering heat, and they told Action News that it was not what they had in mind when they planned their trip to Philadelphia.

Just down the street inside Lindsay Moffei's food stand, the temperature even worse.

"Oh my god it too hot in here," Moffei told us. She also shared her trick: "cold ice water down my back!"

At Hahnemann Hospital, Physician Ernest Leber reminded us that heat is no laughing matter.

"We're seeing increased numbers of mostly people feeling light headed dizzy," Dr. Leber told us.

He says people with pre-existing conditions really need to keep an eye out.

"Asthma, heart problems, congestive heart failure and those on certain medications. When you have those underlying conditions you're that much more at risk."

That's why the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has its Heatline open tonight until 11 . The number is 215-765-9040.

PCA's Chris Gallagher told us that in weather like this senior citizens might not even know they're in trouble.

"A senior's body might not be telling them they're not dealing well with the heat or they might have a medical condition that doesn't allow them to deal well with the heat."

That's why you should check on those senior citizens a few times a day.

Keep on eye on the kids too.

And take care of yourself. Avoid going outside if you feel you're at risk.
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