Heat Advisory & Excessive Heat Watch
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:
- 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.
Cooling Centers include:
The Ford Senior Center; open from Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It is located at 6750 Troy, west of Telegraph, just north of Ecorse Road.
The Taylor Sportsplex; open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.. It is located at 13333 Telegraph Road, south of Northline Road.
Another location, to stay cool at, is the Taylor Library, which is open 9 a.m. 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Library is located at 12303 Pardee Road.