Dangerous ‘Heat Alert’ lifted for Oklahoma City metro
OKLAHOMA CITY — The overwhelming heat outside led to nearly a dozen heat-related 911 calls. But the “Heat Alert” has been lifted, EMSA said Tuesday.
EMSA dispatchers reported there have been zero heat-related emergencies in a 24-hour period, so they are lifting the Heat Alert.
A “Heat Alert” is issued when EMSA receives 5 or more heat related emergency 911 calls.
The first Heat Alert was activated Friday, and 11 people suffered heat illnesses due to the combination of heat and high humidity.
EMSA believes the humidity following the heavy rains combined with 90-degree temperatures created a rush of emergency calls.