OKLAHOMA CITY — EMSA has issued a Heat Alert.
EMSA encourages people to use extreme caution when outdoors or in areas without air conditioning when there is a combination of high humidity and elevated temperatures.
A “Heat Alert” is issued when five people call 911 complaining of heat related illnesses.
Here are some tips to keep cool in the midst of summer:
- Avoid hot foods and heavy meals—they add heat to your body.
- Drink plenty of fluids and replace electrolytes as needed. Do not take salt tablets unless under medical supervision.
- Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella.
- Limit sun exposure during mid-day hours and in places of potential severe exposure such as beaches.
- Do not leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car.
- Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area
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