Summertime heat taking a toll on Oklahoma residents

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Summer is here in Oklahoma, and that means that temperatures are on the rise.

Since the first ‘Heat Alert’ of the summer was issued on Wednesday, EMSA paramedics say 38 people have called 911 due to a heat illness.

On Tuesday, EMSA responded to two heat related emergencies.

Relief from the heat is not in sight, so paramedics are urging residents to use extreme caution when outdoors.

You are encouraged to pre-hydrate before going outside and continue to consume water while outdoors.

Also, wear light-colored clothing and take frequent breaks. Officials also stress that you should always carry your cell phone so that you can call for help if needed.