Officials issue safety warning about rising temperatures in Michigan

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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - The state of Michigan is currently feeling the effects of a massive heat wave and officials have issued a warning about the dangers of rising temperatures.

With heat indexes exceeding 100 degrees in parts of the state, Michigan State Police have posted tips on staying safe.

Officials recommend staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water, staying out of direct sunlight if possible, and wearing clothing that allows for good air circulation. Some people however have tried their own methods to beat the heat.

"Well we we're hoping to get out of the heat wave. We're from around Ann Arbor, in Chelsea, Michigan, but coming up here it's been pretty warm also. We're just trying to stay by the water and drink a lot of cold water," said Katie Rogers, who is visiting the Upper Peninsula with her family to try and stay cool.

Officials also recommend using air conditioning as much as possible and checking in on neighbors and family members who may be more susceptible to the high temperatures.

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