Beating the summer heat

Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The hottest day of the summer so far is on the agenda Tuesday.

As temperatures climb, many people will hit the beaches for some relief.

A lot of us will be looking to cool off. But if you're heading to Lake Michigan, there are some things to keep in mind.

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for dangerous swimming conditions. That is for Muskegon and north, however conditions could be similar all up and down the lake.

A high risk of swimming hazards means that dangerous waves and currents are expected along the shore.

Experts say do not swim along piers especially.

If you're on the beach or doing other outdoor activities Tuesday, there are some other things to keep in mind.

Drink plenty of fluids and try to avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks. If possible, limit your outdoor activities to the morning and evening and wear light loose fitting clothing, as well as a broad brimmed hat and sunscreen.   

Kids and the elderly are also more susceptible to the heat. Keep an eye on them and keep them out of the heat during the middle of the day or the hottest time.

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