State Police Urges Michiganders to Prepare for Extreme Heat
Temperatures May Reach Above 90 Degrees
LANSING, MICH.- With temperatures expected to be above 90 degrees in much of Michigan this July 4th
holiday weekend, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division
(MSP/EMHSD) is urging residents to take steps to stay safe during the extreme heat.
“Extreme heat can be life-threatening,” said Capt. Kevin Sweeney, deputy state director of Emergency
Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. “By taking some
precautionary steps, you can minimize your risk of heat-related injury and help those who are most
affected by severe heat.”
To prevent heat-related injury:
• Find places with air conditioning to take a break from the heat.
• If you are outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
• Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
• Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
• Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as it could
increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do
not reduce body temperature.
• Avoid high-energy activities.
• Check yourself, family members and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness. Learn the signs at
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