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If you need a place to cool off from the heat during business hours, many public libraries and public buildings, including the County Human Services Building at 555 Towner St. Ypsilanti offer it. Find a list of cooling sites across the county.
Heat illness can occur when the body is unable to cool down. The body normally cools down by sweating. During extremely hot weather, sweating may not be enough to cool the body. The risk of heat-related illness increases when temperatures remain high for multiple days. For more information on the warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.
An emergency response is typically only activated if a heat advisory remains in effect for multiple days or if an excessive heat warning is issued by the National Weather Service. A widespread loss of power or other complications may also activate the local Heatwave Response Plan.