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Look out for signs of heat exhaustion

Posted at 5:25 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 08:25:21-04

With temperatures rising and extreme temperatures as high as 115 degrees possibly coming early next week, it's important to keep an eye out for possible signs of heat-related danger.

Alexa Liacko was live at the Reid Park Zoo on Good Morning Tucson Friday morning to explain these dangers.

Signs to look out for include headaches and profuse sweating, followed by stomach or muscle cramps. Heavy sweating followed by a lack of sweating is another sign of danger. Pale skin and dizziness are other symptoms.

Experts recommend wearing light-colored clothing and sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. It's also best to carry at least 20 ounces of water and avoid the outdoors during the hottest times of the day.

For more information on the Reid Park Zoo, including Saturday night's adults-only Brew at the Zoo event, which goes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., click here.