Posted by The Huron Hub | Aug. 25, 2021
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the metro Detroit area on Wednesday.
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
- WHAT…Heat index values in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees.
- WHERE…Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.
- WHEN…From 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT this evening.
- IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
- ADDITIONAL DETAILS…High temperatures are expected to reach and slightly exceed 90 degrees, pushing heat indices into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees this afternoon. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1