Remember not to leave pets in a hot car, warns Environment Canada

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The heat warning is expected to end on Tuesday.

Environment Canada maintained the heat warning for Calgary on Monday as temperatures were expected to soar to 32 degrees as a warm and sunny August long weekend drew to a close.

“Cooler temperatures are expected on Tuesday, ending this hot spell,” the website said.

He also advised people enjoying the sun to be aware of the possible impact of prolonged exposure to heat.

This includes taking frequent breaks away from the heat, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding alcoholic and caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated and not leaving children or pets in a hot vehicle.

“Watch for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as elevated body temperature, lack of sweating, confusion, fainting and loss of consciousness,” he said.

“Pay special attention to people who may experience earlier or more severe heat effects, including infants, children, the elderly, and people with pre-existing conditions of the lungs, heart, kidneys, nervous system , mental health or diabetes, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.”

For more heat-related health tips, visit: www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/heat.aspx.

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