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Heatwave Caused I-196 To Buckle, But Was I-196 Hot Enough To Fry An Egg?

You know it's a serious heatwave when it's so hot that it buckles the pavement on a highway.  Last Friday, that's exactly what happened on I-196 near Hudsonville.

I-196 rose as much as ten inches because of the heat.

It was hot enough to buckle the highway, but was it hot enought to fry an egg on I-196?

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waferboard, Flickr
waferboard, Flickr
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West Michigan Heatwave – Forecast, Cancellations, And Where To Stay Cool

Temperatures are expected to get over 100 degrees today.  It doesn't get much hotter.  Heat like this is more than just uncomfortable, it can be unsafe.

Check out our guide to stay cool and safe as we try to get through a West Michigan heatwave we may never forget.

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Next Time You Want To Complain Or Whine About Grand Rapids Heatwave…

Remember this...

This little moment of reflection will put things in perspective for you.  ps, Thanks to my Facebook friend Vince Isenhoff for posting it.

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Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
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Heatwave Kills At Least 22 People; Grand Rapids, Don’t Become A Statistic

This is not the kind of heat that you don't want to take seriously.  If you are thristy, or your mouth is dry PLEASE understand you are already dehydrated.  Whether you are thristy or not continue to drink fluids

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Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
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If You’re Thristy; You’re Already Dehydrated. Tips For Grand Rapids Heatwave

Please let these words sink into your brain.  "By the time you're thristy; you'r already dehydrated."  During an average summer here in Grand Rapids dehydration isn't a major problem but for the next week it is going to be SERIOUS!  Whether you are thirsty or not drink water continually throughout the day

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