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Welcome to OU Emergency Preparedness

The University of Oklahoma is committed to the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campus. In order to support that commitment, OU has thoroughly reviewed its emergency operations plans and mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery procedures relevant to natural, technological and human-caused disasters.

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Summer has returned!

Whether you are traveling or hanging out in Oklahoma this summer remember to be prepared and safe! Summertime, like spring in Oklahoma, comes with its own hazards and risks. Here are some tips to keep you #OUSafe:

1. Drink plenty of water and take frequent shaded breaks if you are working/playing outside in the sun and heat. In the wise words of the Camp Crimson Counselors “Hydrate or die!”

2. Know the symptoms of Heat Stroke (Call 911), Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Cramps and know what to do for each illness. Heat is the number one weather related cause of death in the United States.

3. NEVER leave children or pets in cars. Temperatures in enclosed vehicles can soar to dangerous levels in a matter of minutes. 52 children died in hot cars in the U.S. in 2018, two were in Oklahoma.

4. Wear sunscreen and use bug repellent when participating in outdoor activities and reapply often if you are swimming or sweating.

Have a great summer!!

And always remember: Be prepared, not scared!  

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