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Saturday will feel like 107 degrees; Ozone Action Day in effect

Saturday will feel like 107: Ozone Action Day
Posted at 1:32 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 17:29:27-04

Ozone Action Days are in effect in southeast Michigan Friday and Saturday as temps hover in the mid to upper 90s. 

Saturday will be even warmer with record-setting heat reaching the upper 90s (97 in Detroit). It will feel 105-107 with the heat index. 

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) meteorologists said sunshine and light southwest winds bring hot, humid, hazy air into Southeast Michigan, continuing regional ozone development.

The MDEQ is asking the public to do what they can to voluntarily lower pollutant emissions on Ozone Action days when high levels of ozone are expected. Breathing high concentrations of ozone can cause a variety of health problems, particularly for the elderly, children, and people with asthma or other lung diseases.
 
Here are some simple things that you can do to help keep the air clean on Saturday:
  • Relax and delay mowing the lawn until evening or the next day. Exhaust from your lawn mower and other gas-powered lawn and garden equipment help form ozone.
  • Avoid refueling your vehicle during daylight hours. Fumes released at the gas pump contribute to ozone formation.
  • Reduce electricity use. Adjust your thermostat a few degrees higher and turn off lights, computers, and other electrical devices when not in use.

Stay cool:

The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department and the Detroit Public Library have cooling centers available during excessively hot days. 

The centers provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat.

When temperatures rise about 90 degrees, the elderly and very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illness. Signs of illness include headache, dizziness, nausea, heavy sweating, confusion and pale or flushed skin.

The American Red Cross recommends the following treatment for people suffering from heat-related illness:

  • Move the victim to a cool place
  • Give him or her cool water to drink
  • Apply ice packs or cool wet cloth to the skin
  • If a victim refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness, call 911 immediately

View the list of Detroit cooling centers:

Adam / Butzel Center 10500 Lyndon

  • Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Butzel Family 7737 Kercheval

  • Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Clemente Center 2631 Bagley
  • Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Crowell Recreation Center 16630 Lahser Road 
  • Monday – Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Coleman A. Young Recreation Center 2751 Robert Bradby Dr. 

  • Monday – Friday 6 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Farwell Recreation Center 2711 E. Outer Drive 

  • Monday – Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Heilmann Center 19601 Crusade
  • Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lasky Center 13200 Fenelon

  • Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Northwest Activities Center 18100 Meyers
  • Monday - Friday 6 a.m. 10 p.m. 
  • Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Patton Recreation Center 2301 Woodmere 

  • Monday – Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Williams Center 8431 Rosa Parks

  • Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Ferndale Cooling Center:

Kulick Community Center

  •  Friday - 9:30 a.m. -  to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.