The ‘dog days’ of summer are here. Highs near 100 and heat indexes well into the triple digits are predicted the next several days. Tony Sellars with the Oklahoma Health Department says the heat can be deadly. He says anything from heat rash to heat stroke is possible. Heat stroke is the most dangerous. In the U-S more than 600 people die each year from heat related illness. In Oklahoma, in this decade, about 20 people a year die from the heat.
He says about 70% of those deaths are in males who tend to be outside in the heat more than females. You are urged to take precautions.