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Summer temperatures around Michigan are taking a dangerous turn and an excessive heat warning has been issued for a majority of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and the western Upper Peninsula. The warning is in effect until 8:00 p.m. EDT Saturday, with temperatures in the 90s today and tomorrow and heat indices of up to 100 degrees in some parts of the state.

Children and seniors are especially susceptible to high temperatures, but residents of all ages should be especially careful this weekend and we wanted to help share some information and resources available to help with that.

Heat Safety Tips

  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside and stay out of the sun as much as possible.
  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room or go to a local cooling center (see list below).
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • Take extra care with young children, especially if traveling at all.
  • Monitor your vehicle closely.
  • Never leave pets unattended in vehicles and follow tips to keep them cool.

Area Cooling Centers

Here is a list of some cooling centers around the state. Residents that live elsewhere can call 2-1-1 to find a cooling center near you.

Lansing/Tri-County Area
Free rides to Cooling Centers are available for residents with a physical and financial need through CATA, EATRAN, and Clinton Area Transit. Residents should call 2-1-1 for more information.

Jackson

City of Detroit
For more information about the cooling centers, contact the Detroit Health Department at (313) 876-4000.

Metro Detroit/Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties

Macomb County

Oakland County

Mid-Michigan/Genesee County

Bay County

Saginaw County

Shiawassee County

Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/West Michigan

 

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