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Baby it's hot out: Ozone Action Day in Effect for Friday, Saturday

Posted: 1:32 PM, Jun 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 18:59:19Z
Saturday will feel like 107: Ozone Action Day
Saturday will feel like 107: Ozone Action Day

Ozone Action Days are in effect in southeast Michigan Friday and Saturday as temps hover in the mid to upper 90s. 

Saturday will be even warmer with record-setting heat reaching the upper 90s (97 in Detroit). It will feel 105-107 with the heat index. 

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) meteorologists said sunshine and light southwest winds bring hot, humid, hazy air into Southeast Michigan, continuing regional ozone development.

The MDEQ is asking the public to do what they can to voluntarily lower pollutant emissions on Ozone Action days when high levels of ozone are expected. Breathing high concentrations of ozone can cause a variety of health problems, particularly for the elderly, children, and people with asthma or other lung diseases.
 
Here are some simple things that you can do to help keep the air clean on Saturday:
  • Relax and delay mowing the lawn until evening or the next day. Exhaust from your lawn mower and other gas-powered lawn and garden equipment help form ozone.
  • Avoid refueling your vehicle during daylight hours. Fumes released at the gas pump contribute to ozone formation.
  • Reduce electricity use. Adjust your thermostat a few degrees higher and turn off lights, computers, and other electrical devices when not in use.

Stay cool:

The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Library have cooling centers available during excessively hot days. 

The centers provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat.

When temperatures rise about 90 degrees, the elderly and very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illness. Signs of illness include headache, dizziness, nausea, heavy sweating, confusion and pale or flushed skin.

The American Red Cross recommends the following treatment for people suffering from heat-related illness:

  • Move the victim to a cool place
  • Give him or her cool water to drink
  • Apply ice packs or cool wet cloth to the skin
  • If a victim refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness, call 911 immediately

View the list of cooling centers:

CATA and other agencies will offer free rides to cooling centers in some cases - call 2-1-1 to arrange one.

Ingham County

Free rides to cooling centers are offered to those with physical and financial need through CATA, Clinton Area Transit, and EATRAN, during their normal hours of operation. To find out if you qualify call 211.

Weekday Cooling Centers - 6/29/18

Advent House
Location: 743 N. Martin Luther King Lansing, MI, 48915
Hours: M-F 9:00a – 4:00p

Allen Neighborhood Center
Location: 1619 E. Kalamazoo Street Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-Th: 9:00-5:00; F: 9:00-1:00

CACS Mason 
Location: 218 East Maple Mason, MI, 48854
Hours: M – F: 8:00 – 4:30

Capital Area Comm Services - Eaton County
Location: 1370 N. Clinton Trail Charlotte, MI, 48813
Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 4:30

Capital Area Salvation Army
Location: 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-F: 8:30 – 4:30

Charlotte-City Hall
Location: 111 E. Lawrence Street Charlotte, MI, 48813
Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 5:00

Clinton Co Sr Citizen Drop-In Center
Location: 201 E. Walker Street St. John, MI 48879
Hours: M,W & F: 9:00 – 3:00

Cristo Rey Community Center
Location: 1717 N. High Street Lansing, MI, 48906
Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 5:00

Dansville Library
Location: 1379 East Mason Street Dansville, MI 48819
Hours: M & W: 3:00 – 7:00; T & Th: 11:00 – 6:00; F: 3:00-6:00; Sa: 10:00 – 2:00

East Lansing Public Library
Location: 950 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI, 48823
Hours: M-Th: 10:00 – 9:00; F: 10:00 - 6:00

Eaton Area Senior Center
Location: 804 S. Cochran Charlotte, MI, 48813
Hours: M-F: 9:00 – 4:00 Lansing, MI, 48912

Foster Community Center
Location: 200 N. Foster
Hours: F: 8:30 - 5:00
Pets are welcome if they are in a crate or on a leash.

Foster (Lansing Eastside) Library
Location: 200 North Foster Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-Th: 1:00 – 7:00; F-Sa: 1:00 – 5:00

Gier Community Center
Location: 2400 Hall Street Lansing, MI, 48906
Hours: F: 8:30 - 5:00

Haslett Library
Location: 1590 Franklin Street Haslett, MI, 48840
Hours: M-Th: 10:00 – 9:00; F-Sa: 10:00 – 7:00

Helping Hands Respite Care
Location: 201 Hillside Court East Lansing, MI, 48823
Hours: M-F: 9:00 – 5:00

Lansing Mall
Location: 5330 W. Saginaw Highway Lansing, MI
Hours: M – Sa: 10:00 – 9:00

Letts Community Center
Location: 1220 W. Kalamazoo Lansing, MI 48915
Hours: F: 8:30 - 5:00

Mason Library
Location: 145 West Ash Street Mason, Michigan 48854
Hours: M-Th: 11:00 – 8:00; F: 10:00 – 6:00; Sa: 10:00 – 5:00

McLaren Greenlawn Campus
Location: 401 W. Greenlawn Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912 
Hours: M-Su: 11:00 – 6:00

McLaren Pennsylvania Campus
Location: 2727 Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: M-Su: 11:00 – 6:00

Meijer Locations

Meridian Senior Center
Location: 4000 N Okemos Rd Okemos, MI, 48864
Hours: M-F 9:00 – 7:00

Onondaga Township Hall
Location: 3756 Baldwin Road Onondaga, MI, 49264
Hours: M: 9:00 – 5:00; T & Th: 9:00 – 12:00p; W: 1:00 – 5:00

South Side Comm Center
Location: 5825 Wise Road Lansing, MI, 48911
Hours: F: 8:30 - 5:00

Tri-County Office On Aging
Location: 5303 S. Cedar Lansing, MI, 48911-3800
Hours: M-F: 8:00 – 5:00
Pets are welcome

Watertown Charter Township
Location: 12803 S. Wacousta Road Grand Ledge, MI, 48837
Hours: M-F 9:00 – 5:00

Webberville Library
Location: 115 South Main Street Webberville, MI, 48892
Hours: M: 1:00 – 6:00; T & Th: 2:00-6:00; F: 2:00 – 6:00; W: 10:00 – 6:00; Sat: 10:00 – 2:00

Weekend Cooling Centers - 6/30/18 & 7/1/18

Capital Area Salvation Army
Location: 525 N. Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: Sat & Sun: 8:30 - 4:30

Cristo Rey Community Center
Location: 1717 N. High Street Lansing, MI, 48906
Hours: Sat & Sun: 8:00 - 5:00

East Lansing Public Library
Location: 950 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI, 48823
Hours: Sa: 10:00a - 6:00p

Lansing Mall
Location: 5330 W. Saginaw Highway Lansing, MI
Hours: Sat: 10:00 – 9:00

McLaren Greenlawn Campus
Location: 401 W. Greenlawn Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: Sat & Sun: 11:00 – 6:00

McLaren Pennsylvania Campus
Location: 2727 Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI, 48912
Hours: Sat & Sun: 11:00 – 6:00

Meijer locations
Sat & Sun: 24 Hours

 

Meridian Township

Meridian Township will have designated cooling centers over the weekend during their Celebrate Meridian Event.

The heat index this weekend is reading from 95 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Town Hall located at 5151 Marsh Road is a designated cooling center during the event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Meridian Mall will be available for cooling off from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 30.

“With heat indexes reaching into the 90’s, prolonged exposure could be dangerous. We want residents to be aware of designated Cooling Centers to escape from the heat,” stated Assistant Chief of Police Ken Plaga.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists these ways to stay cool during hot, hot temperatures:
• Wear loose fitting and lightweight clothing.
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
• Limit outdoor activity and move to indoor locations with air conditioning.
• Cut down on exercising during the heat.
• Do not leave children and pets in cars.
• Avoid hot and heavy meals.
• Walk your dog on the grass if possible.

“We are working hard to provide additional shade, fans, misting stations, water stations, and air-conditioned baby changing stations and nursing area, and water sprinklers for the 'Celebrate' event. We want everyone to be safe while enjoying the festival,” stated Director of Parks and Recreation LuAnn Maisner.