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OKLAHOMA CITY- Central Oklahoma received its first “Heat Alert” ten days ago.

Since then, EMSA has responded to 58 heat related emergencies.

Most of those patients were transported in good condition, but several had suffered heat stroke and transferred in critical condition.

EMSA is urging extreme caution and preparedness when outdoors today.

They recommend you drink water before you go outside and continue to consume water throughout the day, take frequent breaks in the shade, wear light colored clothing, and keep your cell phone with you at all times should you feel any symptoms of the heat such as dizziness, disorientation, nausea, dehydration or you stop sweating.