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Posted on: June 18, 2014

New Castle County Referrals for Excessive Heat Calls

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. recorded a high of 92 degrees at New Castle County Airport, with a heat index of 97.

Today’s advisory was scheduled to end around 7 p.m. Wednesday if showers and thunderstorms moved through the area and brought relief as predicted. That would cause cloudy conditions, with a low around 72 degrees.

Wednesday’s Heat Advisory from the National Weather Service served as a reminder to New Castle County residents of the precautions they should take during the summer, when heat indices could rise above 90 degrees.

Below, please find some helpful telephone numbers assembled by the NCC Office of Emergency Management.

Main Referral Number
Delaware Help Line: (800) 464-HELP (4357) or 211

Supplemental Numbers
Catholic Charities: (302) 654-9295 or website:

Summer Cooling Assistance Program (SCAP): This program operates during the months of June-August and helps pay for electricity to cool homes with air conditioning during the hot, humid summer months. In addition to receiving a grant to offset the high costs of electricity to air condition a home, some populations may be eligible to receive a room sized air conditioning unit.

Delmarva Power: (800) 375-7117 (customer service), Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

City of Wilmington: 302-576-CITY (2489), Office of Constituent Services – Fan Program

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