Heat Alert still in place for Oklahoma City metro

The Emergency Medical Services Authority has responded to several calls of heat-related illness since Sunday, spokeswoman Lara O’Leary said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 8, 2014 at 6:08 pm •  Published: July 8, 2014

The Emergency Medical Services Authority has extended the first heat alert of the summer as temperatures in the Oklahoma City metro have yet to drop.

State medical officials issued the alert Sunday after six people called for medical assistance for treatment of heat-related symptoms. EMSA has since responded to 20 more requests — 13 on Monday and seven on Tuesday. Nine calls came from spectators at the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament at Oak Tree National in Edmond, said EMSA spokeswoman Lara O’Leary.

The total number of heat emergencies since May 1 in the Oklahoma City metro area has reached 101, O’Leary said.

The heat alert will be lifted if temperatures fall significantly and if medical authorities do not receive a high volume of heat related calls, O’Leary said.

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