With much of Australia gripped by hot temperatures at the moment and with summer looking as though it’s not leaving without a high, keeping cool, hydrated, safe and healthy is incredibly important – especially so for those of us vulnerable to such extreme weather.
The Disability Support Guide has a very helpful article on keeping your cool:
For those of you who are in at-risk bushfire zones, please have your emergency plans in place and keep in contact with your loved ones, neighbours, your local authorities and on top of updates in your region.
You can keep up to date with emergency warnings and advice in your state/territory by going to:
VIC – https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/
TAS – https://www.alert.tas.gov.au
NSW – https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au
QLD – https://www.qld.gov.au/alerts
SA – https://www.ses.sa.gov.au/incidents-and-warnings/current-warning-list/
WA – https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au
ACT – https://esa.act.gov.au/bushfire-warnings
NT – https://securent.nt.gov.au
For the latest weather updates visit the Bureau of Meteorology’s website http://www.bom.gov.au
Listen to ABC Radio National for regular updates or:
ABC Sydney on 702am or https://www.abc.net.au/sydney/live
ABC Melbourne on 774am or https://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/live
ABC Hobart on 936am or https://www.abc.net.au/hobart/live
ABC Canberra on 666am or https://www.abc.net.au/canberra/live
ABC Adelaide on 891am or https://www.abc.net.au/adelaide/live
ABC Brisbane on 612am or https://www.abc.net.au/brisbane/live
ABC Perth on 720am or https://www.abc.net.au/perth/live
ABC Darwin on 105.7fm or https://www.abc.net.au/darwin/live
To search for a different frequency go to https://reception.abc.net.au.
Whilst you’re sitting in the shade, in air conditioning or in front of a fan with an icy cold drink, why not check in on those around you or people you know who may find the hot weather a challenge and see if they need help.
Stay cool Australia.