Heat Wave Bakes Mid-Michigan 3 Days Straight 7-06-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Heat Wave Bakes Mid-Michigan 3 Days Straight 7-06-2010

Heat and humidity blamed for at least one death continue their grip on Michigan's Lower Peninsula, with highs again into the mid-90s.
A heat advisory remains in effect Tuesday for the region, where temperatures have reached 93 at Mount Clemens; 92 at Detroit, Pontiac and Ypsilanti; and 90 at Bad Axe in the Thumb.
Temperatures in Flint and Saginaw hit 92 and 90 degrees respectively. Thermometer readings hit 91 degrees as far north as Oscoda.
“We’re going to continue seeing these oppressive temps for at least the next 24 hours,” said TV5 Chief Meteorologist Darrin Bradley. “It looks like we could finally get some relief Thursday -- Friday at the latest.”
Residents Try Anything To Beat The Heat
Cooling centers are open Tuesday throughout Genesee County and its surrounding counties.
Temperatures in the mid-90s have also been blamed for the death of a homeless woman in a suburban Detroit parking lot.
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Waterford Township police said they got a call from a man who found a 56-year-old woman lying next to her car in a parking lot about 3:15 p.m. Sunday.
The Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office said the unidentified woman died of hyperthermia, an abnormally high body temperature.
The heat has driven thousands of people to cool off in pools, lakes and rivers or hole up behind the shelter of air conditioning.
As a reminder, the elderly and people with chronic diseases should stay indoors and stay cool. Drinking water and limiting physical exercise will help minimize the heat's effect.
In response to TV5's Talkback Question: How are you handling the heat? Marjorie Valley, of Hope, wrote, "I don't go outdoors much, I try to stay in with the air conditioner. If I have to go to town, I do that in the evening."
Consumers Energy and DTE Energy report about 700 power outages combined statewide and no major problems.
Temperatures in the mid-80s are expected on Thursday and Friday.
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