Heat Health Alert

Central, East Gippsland, North Central, North East, Northern Country and West and South Gippsland weather districts

Friday 25th January 2019

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 water 

► Never leave kids, adults or pets in cars 

► Check in on others

► Keep cool

► Plan ahead