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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Storm Team 8 says Tuesday will be sunny and humid with a high of 87.
So a Clean Air Action Day has been issued for many counties in the state -- Allegan, Kent, Mason, Muskegon, Ottawa and Oceana on the west side; and stretching from St. Clair County down to the Ohio border on the east side.
The issuance is the first for the west side of the state this summer.
The air quality will be poor for people with sensitive health issues.
Some tips to keep in mind from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality --
-- Carpool walk, bike or consider using public transportation where possible.
-- Maintain your vehicle. A well-tuned vehicle emits less pollution.
-- Drive at moderate speeds and avoid "jack rabbit" starts and stops.
-- Avoid topping off your vehicle's gas tank when refueling -- it leads to spills.
-- Defer using other gas-powered lawn equipment. Small engines usually have inefficient emission-control systems.
-- Avoid drive-thru windows at fast food restaurants and banks.
-- Teleconference instead of driving to meetings.
-- Defer/avoid using oil-based paints, solvents and cleaners
-- Save electricity. Adjust your home's air conditioner temperature a few degrees higher. Turn off appliances and lights when not in use.
-- Purchase energy-efficient appliances and products.
In Grand Rapids and Holland, you will be able to ride free on fixed routes of the Rapid and Macatawa Area Express, respectively, all day.
Grand Rapids had 25 such days last year, according to MDEQ. Detroit had 21.
A very dangerous situation was averted when crews contained a chemical leak during a fire at a business in Grand Haven Tuesday morning.
World leaders and joyous, singing South Africans honored Nelson Mandela on Tuesday at a rainy Soweto soccer stadium where U.S. President Barack Obama praised him as a "giant of history" and the last great liberator of the 20th century.
Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.