EMSA issues heat alert Saturday

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TULSA, Okla. - EMSA issued a heat alert after responding to nine heat-related calls Saturday.

EMSA urges people to make a plan to stay safe. Plan the amount of time you think will be outdoors and take appropriate amounts of water or other fluids with you, even if just planning for a short amount of outdoor time. Emergencies can happen and you could be stranded outdoors longer than expected. Always have a cell with you to call 911, if needed. 

Plan your schedule to allow for frequent breaks indoors, if possible.

Tips for staying healthy in the heat:

  • PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness.  Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and during long exposure to the summer heat.
  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat if working outdoors and take plenty of shade breaks.
  • No alcohol or caffeine.
  • If you do not have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space (such as libraries or malls) during the day.
  • Also, don’t limit your air conditioning. If you are concerned about your electric bill, call PSO. They have programs that could possibly help you.
  • Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.

 

The following cooling stations are open for business until further notice:

The Salvation Army Center of Hope

102 N. Denver Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74103

24/7

 

Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station

2401 Charles Page Blvd.

Tulsa OK 74127

 

8:30 am – 8:00 pm

 

Dennis R. Neill Equality Center

621 East 4th Street

Tulsa, OK 74120

Noon to 9 pm 7-days a week

 

John 3:16 Mission

506 N. Cheyenne

Tulsa, Okla. 74103

24/7

 

Senior Nutrition sites throughout the Tulsa area are also available as Cooling Stations

Dial 2-1-1 for locations, hours and other information. Dial 2-1-1 for more information on applying for a free, loaned air conditioning unit.


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