OKLAHOMA CITY - A Heat Alert has been issued for the Oklahoma City area, Emergency Medical Services Authority reported.

The Heat Alert was declared about 4 p.m. Monday, after paramedics responded to seven heat-related calls within the last 24 hours, EMSA spokeswoman Lara O’Leary said.

EMSA paramedics have responded to 110 heat-related emergencies since May 1.

Here are tips EMSA released to keep in mind during the alert:

  • Avoid hot foods and heavy meals. They add heat to your body.

  • Drink plenty of fluids and replace electrolytes as needed. Do not take salt tablets unless under medical supervision.

  • Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella.

  • Limit sun exposure during mid-day hours and in places of potential severe exposure such as beaches.

  • Do not leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car.

  • Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.