HEAT AWARENESS DAY IS WEDNESDAY
Will it be hot enough for ya? The hottest time of the year is fast approaching, so you're bound to hear that phrase at least once this summer, which is also a good way to remember what to do when the heat gets too hot. The National Weather Service has declared tomorrow as Heat Awareness Day in Michigan, with advice on how to avoid getting heat exhaustion or other heat-related illnesses. Forecaster, Rich Pollman, says residents need to be aware of the risks to health, especially those with young children, our elderly neighbors, or those more prone to suffering the effects of too much heat. Pollman says, Michigan averages about four heat-related deaths each year, and the US sees about 120 people dying each year from extreme heat. The number one tip for when it gets too hot... stay hydrated and drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty, and avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or lots of sugar.