Get ready

Heatwaves

What should you do to prepare for extreme heat?

  • Identify any particularly at risk members of your family such as babies, young children, elderly people, pregnant women, people on certain medications or with medical conditions
  • Consider installing alternatives such as awnings, shade cloth, internal blinds or curtains to help cool your home
  • Ensure any air conditioners are serviced regularly
  • Listen to weather forecasts for potential heatwaves
  • Prepare for a power failure:
    • Plan for what you would do if a heatwave caused electricity supply failure
    • If a power failure does occur, ensure you have a torch, fully-charged telephone or mobile phone, battery operated radio and spare batteries

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