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13 heat-related illnesses reported since Friday, EMSA urges 'extreme caution' when going outdoors

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 12:03:18-04

TULSA -- EMSA says 13 people have reported heat-related illnesses since the first Heat Alert of the year was issued Friday.

The majority of the patients were taken to the hospital in good condition, but one was taken in critical condition, officials said.

EMSA urges extreme caution when going outdoors and offers the following tips to stay cool:

  • Pre-hydrate before going outdoors
  • Continue to hydrate when outside
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Wear light colored clothing
  • No alcohol or caffeine

The Heat Alert will remain in place until temperatures decrease significantly.

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