EMSA Issues A Heat Alert In OKC Metro Area
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.