How to survive a heatwave

These are the main points to remember according to Queensland Health:

• Stay well hydrated;
• Avoid alcohol, hot or sugary drinks;
• Limit your physical activity; and,
• Try to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day.

Older people and those who live alone or isolated should be checked on.

Heat-related illness warning signs include confusion, dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, weakness, headaches and loss of sweating.

People showing these signs should seek urgent medical attention.

Residents in at-risk areas should remain prepared and vigilant for bushfires.

Anyone with pets or livestock should ensure clean water and shade is available to animals.

“Intensive large animal holdings”, including poultry and piggeries, should ensure cooling and watering systems are backed up.

 

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