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The Wichita area is under a heat advisory until Saturday. Medical professionals advise caution during extremely hot weather.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness and cramps as result of your body overheating.

Lisa Corr, an advanced EMT volunteer in Clearwater, says it's important to be aware of these symptoms, especially as temperatures continue to rise.

"Working out in this [weather], you can get heat exhaustion, and if that continues, it turns into heat stroke," Corr says.

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The federal government has declared a disaster in 82 Kansas counties because of the drought conditions.

The heat and a lack of rain have taken a toll on agriculture in the state.

The decision makes assistance available to farmers and ranchers.