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Detroit Cooling Centers Opening to Combat Extreme Heat

Centers will be open to help citizens of Detroit stay cool

DETROIT - According to the National Weather Service an extreme heat advisory will be in effect from noon Saturday (July 18, 2015) until midnight Saturday. High temperatures will reach the low to mid 90s and the heat indices will climb into the 100 to 105 degree range. The combination of heat and humidity will create oppressive conditions which may cause heat related illnesses to develop due to prolonged exposure; particularly with the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions.

Detroit is currently opening cooling centers to help keep citizens cool during this weather emergency.

Listed below are the locations of the cooling centers which will be operational Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 8pm.

Crowell Community Center
16630 Lahser Detroit, MI 48219 313.628.2047

Heilmann Community Center
19601 Crusade Detroit, MI 48205 313.224.9334

To prepare for extreme heat:
Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, blinds or awnings to reduce the amount of heat that enters your home.
Install central air conditioning or window air conditioners; insulate if necessary.
Listen to local weather forecasts to stay aware of upcoming temperature changes.
Check on family members or neighbors who are elderly, young or sick, as they are more susceptible to
excessive heat.
Ensure pets have cool housing areas and plenty of water.
Develop a 72-hour emergency supply kit with essential items such as a three-day supply of water and
food, battery powered or hand crank weather radio, and items that satisfy unique family needs.

To prevent heat illness:
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 outside, avoid direct sunlight by staying in the shade.
Use air conditioning whenever possible. If you do not have air conditioning, consider going to a public
location or cooling center.
For additional guidance and information, call 2-1-1. To learn more about being safe during the extreme
heat, go to www.michigan.gov/beprepared
 

 

 
   
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