Tulsa Braces For 100-Degree Weekend

Tulsa Braces For 100-Degree Weekend

3:46pm Jul 23, 2015
Liz Moody, left, and Stephanie Russell, right, both of Forest Grove, Oregon, cover their heads with towls to keep cool as they watch the Japan-Canada World Cup of Softball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 21, 2011. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
  • Liz Moody, left, and Stephanie Russell, right, both of Forest Grove, Oregon, cover their heads with towls to keep cool as they watch the Japan-Canada World Cup of Softball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 21, 2011. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

NOAA’s National Climate Data Center reported this week that temperatures across the globe for the first six months of 2015 are the warmest on record.

While that is great for beachgoers, it also endangers millions of lives, as heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States.

One city that’s feeling the heat is Tulsa, Oklahoma, which has 100-degree temperatures forecast for the weekend.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Jim Lyall, the associate director of the Community Service Council, which oversees the Tulsa Weather Coalition, about their heat emergency action plan.

Guest

  • Jim Lyall, associate director of the Community Service Council in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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