Local doctor warns about heat exhaustion as temps rise across metro Atlanta

Kyael Cook, 4, runs through the water jets at the newly added Splash Fountain, which opened today, at Zoo Atlanta, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Atlanta. The Atlanta area experienced a high temperature of 85 degrees with 63 percent humidity, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White)

Heat exhaustion is a big concern as temperatures across metro Atlanta reach near 100 degrees.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Dr. Sylvia Morris, an internal medicine specialist at Kaiser Permanente, talked with program host Rose Scott about heat-related illnesses and prevention.

“The message for everyone is the same: stay cool, stay hydrated and check on friends and loved ones.”

Dr. Morris further advised that everyone should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day.