Heat Health alert (updated 17 Jan) and Impact of fires

Full media release can be found here

Status:  Active

Date issued:  17 January 2014 – This is an update to the previous Alert issued 16 January 2014.

Issued by: Dr Rosemary Lester, Chief Health Officer, Victoria

Issued to: Local government authorities, health and aged sector, government departments and agencies, service providers and community groups.

Key messages

This alert has now been updated (17 January 2014) to include East Gippsland District for Friday 17 January and North East District for Saturday 18 January.

This is an alert only, to advise of forecast heatwave conditions.

You and your organisation are encouraged to continue monitoring local conditions and to respond accordingly through your existing service continuity, heatwave or other relevant action plans. All forecasts and current temperatures are available from the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au