EMSA Medical Heat Alert remains in place

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 07/07/2020, 12:06 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) EMSA officials said they responded to 5 heat-related illness calls in the Tulsa area on Monday, thus the Medical Heat Alert they issued on July 1 remains in effect. We're told they expect additional heat-related illness calls as temperatures are expected to stay above 90 degrees throughout the week. EMSA issued the following precautions for people to stay safe when spending time outside this week: PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to & during long exposure to the summer heat. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat if working outdoors and take plenty of shade breaks. No alcohol or caffeine. Don’t limit your time inside with air conditioning. Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors. Keep a cell phone on you at all times when outdoors, including walking, running daily errands, yard work or sports and physical activity.


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