Record heat causing more problems in Oklahoma


Sunday, September 3rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Oklahoma City-AP-- The extreme heat is causing problems around Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City police say they found an 85-year-old man in his home. That's the fourth heat victim this year.

The heat is also causing problems for Oklahoma football fans. The kickoff temperature was 106 in Norman.

By the end of the first quarter, 75 people had walked into the first-aid center and as many as 100 more were delivered by rescue workers.

Problems ranged from alcohol poisoning to heat stroke. First-aid providers dispensed fluids, wet rags or aspirin.

The mercury soared to a record-breaking 108 in Oklahoma City today. Much of the state recorded highs in the 100s today.

Chuck Hodges is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

Hodges says a high pressure system is sitting over the Midwest. He says the system is preventing any thunderstorms from forming and cooling things down.