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Heat Health Alert

Swan Hill District Health - Thursday, January 24, 2019


Mallee weather district - Friday 25th January 2019 - Swan Hill Min 30 Max 46

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 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 waterDrink more water

Never leave kids, older people or pets in cars Never leave kids, adults or pets in cars

Check in on othersCheck in on others

Keep coolKeep cool

Plan aheadPlan ahead

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If you or someone you know is unwell call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24 for 24-hour health advice or see your doctor.

In an emergency, call 000.

Power outage guide - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Live public transport updates - Public Transport Victoria
Survive the heat - Better Health Channel
Better Health Channel smartphone app
Caring for animals in hot conditions - Agriculture Victoria
Other resources on health.vic


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