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Cooling Stations Available to Avoid Heat

This article was archived on 12/7/2016

With the ongoing heat, please take proactive measures to stay safe in the heat by drinking plenty of water, avoiding going outdoors during the hottest part of the day, and by dressing appropriately in loose, lightweight clothing.

 

Tulsa County Social Services Cooling Station
2401 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa OK 74127
8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 East 4th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
Noon to 9 p.m. 7-days a week

John 3:16 Mission
506 N. Cheyenne
Tulsa, Okla. 74103
24/7

Senior Nutrition sites throughout the Tulsa area are also available as Cooling Stations. Dial 2-1-1 for locations, hours and other information. Dial 2-1-1 for more information on applying for a free, loaned air conditioning unit.

Tips for staying healthy in the heat:

  • PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to and during long exposure to the summer heat.
  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a wide brimmed hat if working outdoors and take plenty of shade breaks.
  • No alcohol or caffeine.
  • If you do not have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space (such as libraries or malls) during the day.
  • Also, don't limit your air conditioning. If you are concerned about your electric bill, call PSO. They have programs that could possibly help you.
  • Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.


(Source: EMSA Heat Alert)