EMSA officials treated 18 people for heat related illnesses on Monday.
All but one patient is in fair condition. A 54-year old patient is in serious condition at St. John Medical Center.
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.The Salvation Army
’s Center of Hope is a cooling center for the City of Tulsa. The facility at 102 N. Denver is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for anyone in need of a cool place to stay.
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.