Heat Alert Issued For OKC Metro

Heat Alert Issued For OKC Metro

While the calendar indicates summer is technically about a week away, Emergency Medical Services Authority officials in Oklahoma City have issued the first heat alert of the season.

EMSA spokeswoman Laura O'Leary said more than five heat-related calls were received on Thursday, so a heat alert was issued.

"We believe the heat, at that point, is having a serious impact on public safety. We need to warn the public," O'Leary told KTOK.

O'Leary advised people who must be outdoors to wear light-colored clothing and to drink plenty of water. She also said people should take frequent breaks from outdoor physical activity.


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