Heat Advisory Now Extended Through Friday Evening for Oklahoma City & Western Oklahoma (7/17/2011)

… Heat advisory now in effect until 10 PM CDT Friday…

Temperatures throughout most of the week will be 102-108 for highs and 75-82 for lows in western Oklahoma, with 103-107 in Oklahoma City for highs and 77-82 for lows.

Impacts: The risk of heat related illness compounds with each every hot day and hot night. Find air conditioned environments and learn to recognize the signs of heat stress. Check on friends, family, and pets.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening hours. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately at the first signs!


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