TULSA - An Excessive Heat Warning expected Thursday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. sparks reminders to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
The heat index values will reach between 105-115 degrees Thursday afternoon.
According to the National Weather Service, that means action is necessary to stay safe.
EMSA has tips to protect yourself in excessive heat: Hydrate hours before going outside, wear light and loose clothing, use the buddy system if you have to go outdoors and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
EMSA issued a medical heat alert Tuesday after responding to eight heat-related calls. The people in need ranged in age from 24-73. Reminding everyone heat illness knows no age.
Tulsa has cooling centers for people who are out and about and need a break:
The Salvation Army Center of Hope
102 N. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station
2401 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa OK 74127
8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 East 4th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
Noon to 9 pm 7-days a week
John 3:16 Mission
506 N. Cheyenne
Tulsa, Okla. 74103
Senior Nutrition sites throughout the Tulsa area are also available as Cooling Stations.
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