Heat Alert Issued by Emergency Management Office
ALERT FROM LANSING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Condition Orange: Heat Alert.
Hot weather returns to Mid-Michigan today. A combination of heat and humidity will create dangerous weather conditions. Extreme heat can cause serious health problems and even death.
Residents with chronic health conditions, those with impaired mobility, small children, and pregnant women are just some of those that should take extra care during extreme heat events. Experts recommend that they spend at least a few hours a day in an air conditioned place.
All residents are advised to drink plenty liquids (but avoid alcohol), and limit the amount of time spent in outdoor activities. Strenuous outdoor work should be avoided, especially during the hottest part of the day.
Cooling Centers will be open throughout the tri-county area and free rides are available to those with a physical and financial need through CATA, EATRAN and Clinton Area Transit.
To find a cooling center or to determine if they are eligible for a free ride, residents should dial 2-1-1.
Source: Ronda Oberlin, Lansing Emergency Management Office