EMSA issues third “Heat Alert” this summer
OKLAHOMA CITY – EMSA issues their third “Heat Alert” this summer after six patients called 911 suffering symptoms due to the heat.
According to EMSA, when dispatchers receive five heat related calls in a 24 hour period, they issue a “Heat Alert.”
EMSA says this “Heat Alert” will remain in effect until the temperatures drop drastically.
Offials are urging the public to take extra safety precautions due to the extreme temperatures.
- Take frequent breaks doing outdoor activity.
- Avoid hot foods and heavy meals—they add heat to your body.
- Drink plenty of fluids and replace salts and minerals in your body. Do not take salt tablets unless under medical supervision.
- Dress infants and children in cool, loose light colored clothing and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella.
- Limit sun exposure during mid-day hours.
- Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.