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18 Dec 2015

Extreme Heat Warning issued for SA

Older, isolated and vulnerable South Australians urged to stay safe in heat

The State Emergency Service has issued an Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia and advises that forecast hot weather conditions may pose a risk to public safety. Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison urges people to reconsider their commitments and avoid unnecessary travel – read the full alert here. Older South Australians and people with chronic health problems are especially encouraged to stay out of the extreme heat today and tomorrow.

Telecross REDi was established in response to the January and February 2009 heatwaves that claimed many lives and hospitalised many more. People registered with the service receive calls from trained volunteers to check their wellbeing during extreme heat events. While people ideally register prior to these extreme heat events, they can register by phoning 1800 188 071 or by emailing telecrossredi@redcross.org.au

For more information on extreme heat visit http://www.ses.sa.gov.au or http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au

 

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