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Storms possible in southeastern Oklahoma tonight

Posted: 9:09 AM, Jul 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-10 16:20:17-04
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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.

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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.

For more information, click here

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