Strathbogie Shire Council

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What is a heatwave?

A heatwave is a period of unusual and uncomfortably hot weather that can affect anybody. It can also affect community infrastructure such as the power supply, public transport and other services. Heatwaves can make existing medical conditions worse and cause a heat-related illness, which may be fatal.

Are you prepared for a heatwave? Please read the information and follow the links below to ensure you are prepared for a heatwave.

Preparing for a heatwave?

  • Drink extra water
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
  • Reduce physical activity - take breaks
  • Do outside tasks early
  • Close up the house early - use air conditioning if possible
  • If necessary, find a cool space
  • Never leave children or pets in cars
  • Be sunsmart
  • Take a cool shower or bath
  • Check on your neighbours or family

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Strathbogie Shire Council Heatwave Plan

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