Be prepared: hot conditions for Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council is urging local residents to take extra care with hotter than normal conditions predicted over the next week.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is forecasting temperatures in the mid-30s from Sunday into the later part of the working week for areas across the region.

“It’s imperative that you and your family are prepared for the warmer weather,” Mayor Sutherland said.

Local residents are urged to take the following precautions:

· Stay tuned to the BoM website and local media for weather updates
· Drink plenty of water
· Wear lightweight clothing and a hat
· Regularly apply sunscreen
· Stay out of the sun
· Keep windows open to allow a through breeze
· Limit outdoor or strenuous activity to the coolest parts of the day
· Check temperature of playground equipment before letting children use it
· Make sure your pets have plenty of shade and water
· Check on elderly and vulnerable persons to ensure they are coping with the heat
· Parents should be vigilant of the heat and its effects on young children
· Do not leave children, adults or animals in parked vehicles for any period of time
· Consider your options if the heat wave causes a loss of electricity or disrupts public transport.

“You can also stay cool by visiting council’s libraries, art galleries and museums, or diving into your local pool or lagoon during cooler parts of the day.”

For more information about council facilities such as libraries, art galleries, museums and pools including opening hours and lifeguard hours of operation at Redcliffe’s Settlement Cove lagoon, visit council’s website: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Visit Queensland Health’s website for more tips on staying coolwww.health.qld.gov.au/disaster/heat/heat-wave.asp

For more information or support during heat event or a heatwave:

call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) at any time;
contact your doctor, hospital or health clinic.

In an emergency, call triple 000.