Heat Advisory in effect for West Michigan through Wednesday evening

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 06/14/2022, 2:34 PM

Photo Credit: National Weather Service

(MICH.) The Michigan State Police and the National Weather Service (NWS) are encouraging people to be mindful and take precautions during hot temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The NWS has issued a heat advisory for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, and Jackson Counties. 

The advisory begins at noon on Tuesday and will remain in effect through 10pm Wednesday. 

The NWS says heat index values ranging from 100 to 104 degrees are expected. 

The Michigan State Police are encouraging people to check on their neighbors and family members who are elderly or have health conditions that may make them more susceptible to heat related illnesses. 

The NWS says it's very important to make sure children and pets are not left unattended in vehicles. 

If you have pets, make sure to keep them cool and give them plenty of water. 

If you have to be outside, you're encouraged to avoid being in the sunlight as much as possible. 

People also need to be aware of the signs of heat stroke which include a fast and strong pulse, no sweating, dizziness and confusion, and hot, red, dry, or damp skin. 

If you think you have heat stroke call 911 immediately.


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