Heat alert lifted in Oklahoma City area
Because cooler temperatures are expected for the next few days, Emergency Medical Services Authority officials are lifting the alert that went into effect July 9 in the Oklahoma City metro area.
The Emergency Medical Services Authority has lifted its second heat alert of the summer.
Because weather experts predict a lowering of temperatures for the next few days, EMSA officials are lifting the alert that went into effect July 9, spokeswoman Lara O'Leary said.
Since July 9, EMSA dispatchers in the Oklahoma City metro area have received calls for more than 185 heat-related emergencies. Paramedics have taken 114 patients to hospitals.
Only three heat calls were received Thursday, O'Leary said.
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