EMSA Issues Heat Alert For Saturday


Saturday, September 18th 2010, 6:31 pm
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

TULSA, Oklahoma -- The calendar might say it's nearly fall, but temperatures show it's definitely still summer.

EMSA has issued a heat alert Saturday after treating five patients with symptoms of heat-related illness.

The heat alert is in effect until midnight.

EMSA has treated and transported the five patients since 7 a.m. September 18, 2010. All are listed in fair condition.

EMSA reports four of the five patients Saturday were participating in the Scottish games at River West Festival Park.

The following cooling station is open for business until further notice:

  • The Salvation Army Center of Hope

102 N. Denver Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74103

24/7

EMSA Reminders:

  • Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing
  • Consume plenty of non-alcoholic/non-caffeinated fluids, i.e. water, Gatorade, PowerAde, lemonade
  • Stay in air-conditioned areas when possible, i.e. libraries, malls, movie theaters
  • Check on your elderly neighbors as you would in the cold weather months
  • Never leave children or pets in the car unattended even for a minute