The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for 9 counties across metro Detroit Tuesday.
Temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees but the heat index will make it feel even warmer.
To provide a safe and cool way to protect residents from the heat, the Detroit Recreation Department has two locations as cooling centers available that provide air conditioned comfort and protection from the heat.
Joseph Walker Williams Center
8431 Rosa Parks Blvd
Coleman A. Young Recreation Center
2751 Robert Bradby Dr.
The cooling centers are open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
The National Weather Service says about 170 people in the U.S. die each year from extreme heat. Heat deaths and injuries are usually underreported.
Most heat related deaths occur in people’s homes and in people over the age of 40.
In order to protect yourself from the heat the NWS recommends:
Hydrate: Drink plenty of water and avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or lots of sugar.
Educate: Find a cool place where you will be able to get out of the heat and know the warning signs of heat illness.
Act Quickly: Get medical help right away if you experience heavy sweating, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, cramping, nausea, dizziness, confusion and exhaustion.
Take It Easy: Avoid over exertion especially between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Take breaks at least hourly in the shade or in an air conditioned location. You should also stay out of the sun and in a cooled building as much as possible.