(UNDATED) – If you are planning on being outside this week, please be careful.
With temperatures across the area expected to remain warm and humid this week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone to stay cool to beat the heat.
Since July 1, more than 600 emergency department visits have been recorded for complaints of sunburn, and sun poisoning, heat exhaustion and heat stroke along with dehydration.
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health with the MDHHS says it's important for Michiganders to stay hydrated and out of the sun as much as possible to avoid serious health complications during this warm weather. Young children, older adults and those who have medical conditions are at increased risk for heat related illness.
To prevent complications from the heat, people are encouraged to drink more fluids and to avoid liquids with large amounts of sugar and alcohol; limit outdoor activities to when it's coolest such as in the morning or evening; stay in an air conditioned building; wear lightweight, light colored and loose fitting clothing, wear sunscreen and check on elderly neighbors and relatives to determine if they need assistance.
In addition never leave children or pets alone in a vehicle even with the windows cracked. Temperatures inside a vehicle can easily double the temperature outside.
For more information on how to protect yourself and others from heat related illness, you can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website. LINKA.
(08-23-2019) Historical Society Presenting Titanic Speakers
(08-23-2019) Sheriff's Department Investigating More Thefts
(08-23-2019) Eastern Equine Encephalitis In St. Joseph County
(08-23-2019) Siler Enters Plea In Child Abuse Case
(08-23-2019) Chain O Lakes Has Welding Grads
(08-23-2019) Woman Arrested On Multiple Charges
(08-23-2019) Benefit Auction And Supper For The Farm Place
(08-23-2019) Michigan Attorney General Files Charges Against Priest
(08-22-2019) Sheriff's Department Investigating Thefts
(08-22-2019) Three Rivers Commission Approves Pay Raise For Bippus
(08-22-2019) United Way Roofsit A Success
(08-21-2019) LaGrange County Commission Reschedules Meeting
(08-21-2019) Road Work Happening In Howe
(08-21-2019) Sturgis Journal's Corky Emerick Passes Away
(08-21-2019) Constantine Man Sentenced On Child Porn Charges
(08-21-2019) Changes In Student Drop Off At SMS
(08-20-2019) Man Arrested On 11 Year Old Warrant
(08-20-2019) Fire Destroys Constantine House
(08-20-2019) Man Struck And Killed On I-69