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Heat advisory remains in effect, heat-related injuries on the rise

Child dies in hot car

OKLAHOMA CITY –  A heat advisory remains in effect for a second day because of scorching temperatures.

On Wednesday, EMSA officials say they responded to eight heat-related calls.

Most of the patients were working outside.

EMSA responded to at least 5 heat-related calls Tuesday, and one of those calls included an infant locked in a hot car.

Since May, more than 60 children have been left in locked cars, which is a new record for EMSA.

Medics say parents should never leave a child in a hot car, even for a minute.

EMSA says to try to stay cool to keep heat exhaustion symptoms at bay.

According to EMSA, the current heat alert will remain in effect until temperatures lower drastically.

While the summer temperatures took a little while to reach the Sooner State this year, that wasn’t the case for the rest of the country.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, last month was the hottest June on record in more than 100 years.

It may be part of a growing trend.

Over the past five years, every June has made it into the top ten in history.

However, this one really broke the record  — by almost one full degree hotter than the global average of the 20th century.


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