EMSA officials have issued the 21st heat alert after responding to five patients with heat related illnesses.
Officials urge people to stay hydrated, drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to long exposure to the summer heat, wear light, loose clothing and take plenty of shade breaks.
Most of the patients EMSA medics have treated were working outdoors and reported little or no water intake during the day.
Officials also advise against leaving children or pets in cars to avoid dangerous illness.
Cooling centers are open:
The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope is at 102 N. Denver is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for anyone in need of a cool place to stay.
The Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station at 2401 Charles Page Blvd. is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center at 621 E. 4th St. is open from noon to 9 p.m. all week long.
You can also sign up for utility assistance at the Center of Hope through the “Light a Life,” “Share the Warmth,” and “Lend a Hand” program offered by PSO, ONG and OG&E.