Health Officials Issue August's Third Heat Alert

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 5:35 pm
By: News 9

The third heat alert in the month of August for the Oklahoma City metro was issued on Thursday, with six people requiring transport to the hospital.

Two notable victims out of the six include a mailman and an Oklahoma City Firefighter. EMSA issues an official Heat Alert when they receive five 911 heat-related calls.

On days like today, health officials urge the public to stay indoors. They say if you are unable to be indoors, to remember to take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.

Some of the warning signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. You should seek medical attention if you symptoms become severe or if you heart problems or high blood pressure.