- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - A fire chief in suburban Detroit says at least five people have died from the heat this week as high temperatures and humidity cloak Michigan.

Roseville Fire Chief Mike Holland tells The Macomb Daily (https://bit.ly/2amWVbQ ) that five people have died from heart attacks or breathing difficulties, all related to weather over the last three days.

Holland said Friday he’s “terribly concerned.” He says Roseville will have three ambulances on duty through the weekend.

Heat advisories were in effect for the southern half of the Lower Peninsula. Forecasters say temperatures in the 90s will feel even much warmer.

On Thursday, thunderstorms were severe in places. The western Upper Peninsula saw storm damage, including downed trees and power lines. Power has been restored at five state parks in the U.P.

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