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Posted on: August 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Heat Advisory Issued

heat advisory issued watch for signs of heat related illness

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 (
  • 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

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