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Emergency Officials Lift "Heat Alert" In Oklahoma

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 EMSA dispatchers reported there have been no heat-related emergencies in a 24-hour period, so the "heat alert" has been lifted.

Heat alerts are issued when emergency responders receive five or more heat-related 911 calls. The alerts are dropped when the temperatures drop and the calls come to a stop in a 24-hour period.

2/5/2015 Related Story: Patients Collapse In High Temps, EMSA Issues Heat Alert

Since EMSA's first heat alert, activated Friday, 11 people reportedly suffered heat illnesses due to the combination of heat and high humidity, EMSA's Lara O'Leary said. "EMSA believes the humidity following the heavy rains combined with 90-degree temperatures created a rush of emergency calls."

Here is a breakdown of EMSA's recent report:

  • Friday - 6 heat related emergencies
  • Saturday - 2 heat related emergencies
  • Sunday - 2 heat related emergencies
  • Monday - 1 heat related emergency

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