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Heat warning for Fort McMurray-Fort McKay

Last Updated Aug 10, 2017 at 10:20 am MDT

PHOTO. Fort McMurray and surrounding communities under heat warning. July 29, 2017. JENNA HAMILTON/ Morning Reporter.

Environment Canada has placed Fort McMurray-Fort McKay under a heat warning.

Maximum temperatures are expected to reach 29 degrees or above until Sunday, Aug. 13.

You are being advised to protect yourself from the heat by taking frequent breaks, spending time indoors and drinking plenty of water.

It is important to watch for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting and unconsciousness.

Animals, children and elderly people should not be left in warm vehicles.

To monitor the weather conditions visit Environment Canada’s website.