LANSING (WTVB) - State health officials have given us some idea of the toll all this hot weather has taken on the state’s population. The Michigan Dept. of Community Health says during the ten hottest days, cases jumped 89% at Michigan’s emergency rooms. They report 734 cases of everything from heat exhaustion to heat stroke, but there have been no reports of death. Linda Vail at the Kalamazoo County Dept. of Health and Human Services says local hospitals saw their share of cases too.
The area has endured 27 days with temperatures above 90-degrees, the most since 1988, but Vail says forecasts call for more moderate summer temperatures for a while. We are on pace to have survived the hottest July in local recorded history.