5 Things You Should Know Today - May 24, 2012

Expected high ozone levels leads to an air quality alert for southeast Michigan, including Farmington and Farmington Hills.

Today is an , which means air quality may be unhealthy for some people. Here's what else you should know:

1. The weather

Today's high is expected to climb above 80, with ozone levels triggering an Air Action Day. Walk, bike, carpool or use mass transit if possible, and avoid filling up your vehicle's gas tank. Active children and adults, especially those with asthma, should limit outdoor exposure. The air should get better as the temperature drops to around 65 tonight, according to the National Weather Service.


The hosts this event at one of Farmington's newest businesses, now open in the Farmington Crossroads shopping center at 9 Mile and Farmington Roads. The public is invited to help celebrate at noon, and the event is free. 


Want to find out which roads in Farmington Hills will be under construction this season? The city devotes a section of its fhgov.com website to major project information, including detailed information and maps. For instance, starting in June, 14 Mile will be rehabbed from east of Haggerty to Drake. 

4. Look ahead: Donate blood

Memorial Day creates a critical need for blood and blood products, as more people head out of town for the long weekend. You can give blood at Friday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Call 800-733-2767 to reserve a time to make your donation. 

5. Look ahead: 

Need a mattress? You'll find prices 40-60 percent off retail at this Saturday event, which benefits the school's wrestling program. All mattresses are brand new with factory warranties, name brands, pillowtop, memory foam and more. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. The sale starts at 10 a.m. , which is on 12 Mile east of Orchard Lake.


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