Summer is heating up and with that, the First Forecast Mornings team wants to remind folks about safety!

This time of year means more boat rides, more barbecues, and more time cruising the streets.  This week on Street Beat, the First Forecast Morning team along with WWJ-TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus joins us to discuss different ways to protect yourself and your family.  

First, Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue, Director of the Michigan State Police, talks to Traffic Reporter Randy Bhirdo and me about ways to stay safe on the road and stay out of jail.  She reminds viewers to always wear a seatbelt.  There are a number of ways police officers determine unsafe driving … and she explains on the show.  Plus, she reminds folks not to drink and drive.  You can learn more driving tips at

Then, Meteorologist Lori Pinson presents her special segment on boating safety and talks about additional water safety tips.

Next, Jim Madaus gives us information on severe weather including what to watch out for and how to protect yourself.  He explains why tornados are so popular in the Midwest.  Jim has details on what to do in case you are driving during a tornado.  He also explains other summer related weather tips.

Finally, Rapper Hush stops by to discuss the growing problem of abandoned dogs in the streets of Detroit and his efforts to save them.  He explains why this is a problem that everyone should be concerned with, not just animal lovers.  You can learn more and make a donation at

Street Beat airs Sunday at 11:30 am on CW 50


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