Acclaimed funk band Heatwave to perform at Flint Water Festival
FLINT, MI -- Heatwave, a funk band that scored hit singles including “Boogie Nights” in the 1970s, will help open the Flint Water Festival during the July 4 weekend. Heatwave is best known for its songs “Boogie Nights,” “Always and Forever,” and “The Groove Line.”The band has had many incarnations since it was formed by brothers Keith and Johnnie Wilder while they were stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army. Friends of Berston, Flint Institute of Music, and RICH Kids Inc. are partnering to present the sixth annual festival, which promotes awareness of the water crisis and raises funds to pay for the replacement of water pipes inside homes in the city. A news release from the Friends of Berston says the Elliott’s Amusements carnival will take place from noon until 10 p.m. July 2, 3 and 4. Bottled water giveaways sponsored by JUST Water, Liquid Death, and National Clean Water Collective are also planned.mlive.com
Saturday Sessions: Julien Baker performs "Heatwave"
Saturday Sessions: Julien Baker performs "Heatwave" Singer-songwriter Julien Baker made her national TV debut on "Saturday Sessions" three years ago. Since then, the Memphis native has won growing and glowing praise for her deeply personal songs about life's most challenging struggles. Her latest album, "Little Oblivions," is nothing short of beloved by critics. From Nashville, Julien Baker performs "Heatwave."cbsnews.com
Washtenaw County to open two cooling shelters Tuesday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Starting Tuesday, two cooling shelters will be opened in Washtenaw County to provide residents a place to stay safe and cool during the current heatwave. Both shelters will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday this week. Cooling shelters will be at:Learning Resource Center: 4135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann ArborCommunity Mental Health: 555 Towner St., YpsilantiBottled water will be provided at each location. Public libraries, churches, community centers and other places that usually address this need arent open to the public due to the virus. Visit the Washtenaw County Health Department website for tips on dealing with hot weather.
Metro Detroit weather: Heat wave could break records
DETROIT Describing the forecast as a heat wave may be an understatement. Well have at least nine straight days of highs above 90. We put together 8 straight days in July 1987. Humidity wont be all that bad for most of the stretch. Unfortunately the heat may get worse toward the middle of the month, before we see some minor relief around the 16th.
Extreme heat red flags: Heres what to watch for
The heat may be a shock to many peoples systems -- take the heat seriously and watch out for these red flags. The heat doesn't mean life stops, so a lot of people either have to, or choose to, stay active outdoors. How you feelThe first red flag that the heat is taking a toll is obvious in how you feel. Bathroom trips, urine colorAnother red flag may seem indelicate, but it's very practical and important. Blacking outAs someone's body temperature becomes dangerously high the biggest red flag to watch for is confusion and blacking out, almost like being drunk.
Heat-related illnesses: Here are symptoms to watch for, what to do next
However, infants and toddlers, people who are 65 or older, anyone who is overweight and people on certain medications can be at the highest risk for heat-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Precention (CDC). Those illnesses can include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash. According to the CDC, people suffer heat-related illness when the bodys temperature control system is overloaded. In such cases, a persons body temperature rises rapidly. When the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly.
Unprecedented heatwave blanketing the U.S.
Extreme heat broiling the central U.S. is moving east for the weekend. From the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, temperatures are expected to rise well into the 90s, with high humidity. Heat advisories have been posted in 23 states. Dean Reynolds reports.cbsnews.com