Tulsa Heat Wave Brings Warning to Stay Cool
Tulsa's heat and humidity are creating muggy and uncomfortable conditions. But paramedics are urging people who work or exercise outside, to hydrate and to stay cool."Muggy, but it's windy, so that's nice. 'Made it better for the run," said Lori Peterson, who spent Wednesday morning running and pushing her children in a stroller.Peterson says she suffers from headaches when she over exerts herself. Paramedics say headaches can come from dehydration.The combination of heat and humidity make the temperatures feel hotter than they actually are. Individuals will sweat, but it won't evaporate and cool off.Paramedics say that creates more dangerous conditions, than the heat alone.
Experts say the best thing families and individuals can do is drink water, to avoid dehydration and illness.
"Water is the best thing for you. The sports drinks, the Gatorade, those are great with electrolytes. But ultimately, water is the best thing," said Jason Whitlow, of EMSA.