Extreme Heatwaves Expected this weekend

Published on Saturday, 20 January 2024 at 12:00:00 PM

The Shire of Ashburton is anticipating an extreme heatwave across parts of Inland Pilbara this weekend – including Paraburdoo, Bellary Springs and Wakathuni Communities.

Please ensure you take these steps to keep safe;

  1. Stay hydrated
  2. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks
  3. Apply sunscreen regularly
  4. Limit time outdoors
  5. Wear lightweight, light-coloured and loose-fitting clothing
  6. Sleep with just a sheet in the coolest part of the house
  7. If able, close blinds
  8. Never leave a person or pet in a closed car
  9. Seek a place to keep cool
  10. If available, use fans or air-conditioners
  11. Wrap medications needing refrigeration in foil or heat repellent containers with an icepack to keep them cool if there is a power outage.

As always, please use our emergency dashboard for updates on weather and fire ban warnings to keep cautious and aware of changing weather conditions; Dashboard (ashburton.wa.gov.au)

Seek medical help if you experience a change in your health. 

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