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Another excessive heat warning in effect Thursday in Oklahoma

Posted: 8:13 AM, Jul 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-18 17:08:10-04
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TULSA — An excessive warning is in effect Thursday across parts of Green Country for the second consecutive day.

Heat indices in the Tulsa area are expected to reach between 108 and 112 degrees.

The excessive heat warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

An EMSA heat alert was also issued after crews have responded to five suspected heat-related illness calls. It's the third day in a row that the alert has been issued.

Tips for staying healthy in the heat:

  • PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and 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.
  • If you do not have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space (such as libraries or malls) during the day.
  • Also, don’t limit your air conditioning. If you are concerned about your electric bill, call PSO. They have programs that could possibly help you.
  • Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.

The following cooling stations are open for business until further notice:

The Salvation Army Center of Hope
102 N. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
24/7

John 3:16 Mission
506 N. Cheyenne
Tulsa, Okla. 74103
24/7

Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St.
Tulsa, OK 74120
Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station
2401 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa OK 74127
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 .pm.

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