Summer weather means getting outside and having fun or working in the yard, but too much heat can make you sick. Heat waves are the leading cause of extreme weather-related deaths in the United States, and the number of heat-related deaths is rising. About 618 people die from heat-related illness each year in the U.S. Averages temperatures are predicted to rise by 1.8 to 5.4°F in the Great Lakes region by the year 2050. This could cause more extreme heat events and heat-related illnesses.
Heat Illness data are available on the MiTracking data portal.