In Melbourne weather forecasts are for extreme heat mid-40s, fire danger and power shortages. Power failures can happen at any time. Prepare for a power failure by ensuring you have a torch, fully charged mobile phone, a battery operated radio and some spare batteries. Consider a battery-operated or hand held fan to assist with cooling.
Stock up on food items that do not require refrigeration or cooking such as tinned fruit and vegetables, tinned meats or fish, bread and fruit. Have plenty of drinking water available. During extreme heat it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat. Heatstroke is a medical emergency which can result in permanent damage to your vital organs, or even death, if not treated immediately. Extreme heat can also make existing medical conditions worse.
Also check on storing your medicines safely at the recommended temperature.
Stay cool, stay safe.
For more information: Better Health Channel
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