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Heat advisory for Osage County and northeast Oklahoma


The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Heat Advisory for sections of northeast Oklahoma from noon today until 7 p.m. this evening.


Counties included in the advisory are Osage, Washington, Nowata, Craig, Pawnee, Tulsa, Rogers-Mayes, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Muskogee and McIntosh.


Heat index values 105 to 110 expected across the advised area.


The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.


Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work 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 911.