City Leaders Say Tulsa's In A Heat Emergency

Saturday, September 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Keeping cool in this heat wave is top of mind for just about everyone this Labor Day weekend.

At a Tulsa news conference Friday, EMSA said they've responded to 45 heat-related calls in the past month.

City leaders are calling it an extreme heat emergency.

The Salvation Army opened a cooling center downtown for those needing relief from the heat.

The scorching temperatures are having different effects on businesses hoping to cash in on the long holiday weekend.

"I actually expect to have a really good Labor Day weekend because it's the last big hoorah for the summer,” says Ken Barnhart, Pier 51, Lake Keystone.

Other aren’t anticipating such a Labor Day boom.

"It’s not going to be too busy. We still have a lot of tee times available it's down from what it usually is,” says Michael O’Brien, Page Belcher Golf Pro.

The health department is asking everyone to take it easy in the hot sun.

People are urged to check on the elderly, and not to forget about pets.