MSP Says Stay Safe During Heat Wave
By: Mike Stiles -
Friday, June 11, 2021
LANSING – It's going to be another warm weekend.
With temperatures forecast to exceed 90 degrees at times across parts of lower Michigan and northern Indiana, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is urging residents and visitors to stay protected during the heat wave.
Captain Kevin Sweeney, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management, says higher temperatures increase the risk of people suffering a heat related injury, which has the potential to be life-threatening. By taking the proper precautions, Sweeney says people can reduce the risk of heat-related illness and be ready to help those who are most affected by severe heat.
To prevent heat illness, remember to Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water; Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks because they cause dehydration; Wear clothing that allows good air circulation; Limit vigorous activity; Try to schedule outdoor activities during the morning or evening hours to avoid the hottest part of the day; If you are outside, avoid direct sunlight by staying in the shade; Use air conditioning whenever possible. If you do not have air conditioning, consider finding locations with air conditioning or a cooling center. Once there, follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To learn more about preparedness and being safe during the extreme heat, go to michigan.gov/miready.
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