The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for southwest and southeast Michigan on Wednesday 8/23 and Thursday 8/24. Some of the southernmost counties like Hillsdale, Branch, and St. Joseph are under an excessive heat watch for the same period.
For people without air conditioning:
- If someone in the home is at least 55 years old, or if air conditioning is medically necessary, apply for State Emergency Relief (SER) by visiting MI Bridges.
- Text or call Michigan 211 (mi211.org)
- Use a buddy system - check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you
- Spend some time at the grocery store, public library, or other public buildings - even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help.
MDHHS Heat Resources:
Michigan Heat Awareness and Safety Fact Sheet, also available in Spanish, Arabic, and Bengali
Michigan Prepares - Extreme Heat
The CDC has a series of resources related to heat-related illness:
Protecting Vulnerable Groups from Extreme Heat
Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness