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Heat Advisory in effect for Tuesday


The National Weather Service in Norman has placed Kay County and surrounding areas under a Heat Advisory running from noon until 9 p.m.

The advisory is for portions of northern and central Oklahoma. Heat index could get as high as 108 for Ponca City.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Make sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room if possible, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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 9 1 1.