The National Weather Service announced that a heat advisory for the City of Taylor and other parts of Southeastern Michigan remains in effect until midnight Wednesday, June 8.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. A combination of hot temperatures and high humidity combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
The following precautionary/preparedness actions are recommended by Taylor Fire Chief Steve Portis:
- Visit air-conditioned buildings.
- Take cool showers or baths or swim.
- Drink plenty of water. Sip water throughout the day. Three to four quarts of water are recommended.
- Avoid strenuous activities.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Ask your doctor about the medications you take and the effect they have in high heat.
- Stay out of the sun when possible.
- Check on relatives and neighbors. Show extra caution to seniors and small children.
- Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- Warning symptoms include cramping, hot dry skin, confusion and aggressiveness.
- Call 911 if medical attention is needed.
Chief Portis added that severe storms are a possibility.
The Taylor Sportsplex will be open for people who want to beat the heat until 11 p.m. The TSX is located at 13333 Telegraph Road, south of Northline Road.
Another location is the Taylor Library, which will be open until 8 p.m. The Library is located at 12303 Pardee Road.