The Norman Transcript

July 6, 2013

Several develop heat-related illness at Twister Benefit Concert

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — One of the hottest days of the year and one of the biggest concerts in recent Norman history has been a bad combination for some.

Multiple medical calls were reported Saturday from the Twister Benefit Concert at Owen Field. Kelly Wells with the Norman Regional Health system said that, as of 5:30 p.m., five people had been transported to the hospital for heat-related illnesses.

Doors opened at 1:30 p.m. Saturday’s high was 93 degrees, but National Weather Service forecaster Marcus Austin had warned that low wind speeds and direct sunlight would make it feel much hotter inside the stadium.