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Excessive Heat Warning issued for Thursday calls for action to prevent heat-related illnesses

Posted at 4:13 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 05:13:02-04

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
24/7

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
24/7

Senior Nutrition sites throughout the Tulsa area are also available as Cooling Stations.

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