Heat Health Alert: Mallee and North Central weather districts Wednesday 18 December 2019

16 December, 2019

The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast. 

The forecast conditions may cause an increase in heat related illnesses in the community.
Extreme heat can affect anyone. Pregnant women, people with a pre-existing medical condition, people aged over 65 and children and babies are most at risk.
Organisations should monitor local weather conditions using the Bureau of Meteorology’s Heatwave Service for Australia and respond in accordance with their heat plans. Individuals should also prepare for the heat
Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster.

Heat health status - Department of Health and Human Services
VicEmergency - incidents and warnings
Survive the heat - Better Health Channel

Drink more water 

 Never leave kids, adults or pets in cars 

Check in on others

Keep cool

Plan ahead

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