TULSA — Storms have already moved through the Tulsa metro on Wednesday afternoon, but more storms are possible in the southeastern portions of the state this afternoon and evening.
EMSA officials issued a heat alert earlier in the day, after heat indices hit triple digits. Temperatures, however, have dropped after storms moved through the metro.
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.
With the temperatures rising -- the air conditioner inside your home is likely working overdrive -- which can lead to a hefty utility bill.
There are resources to help if you are struggling to pay your bill on time.
The Oklahoma Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps with a one-time payment during the summer for people eligible.
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