SOUTH BURNETT: Heatwave Expected to Hit

TOTAL FIRE BAN IN PLACE


29 November 2018

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Extreme weather events are hitting the entire state and the South Burnett is coping its fair share, and we are expected to be hit with a heatwave this weekend.

The heat is a huge concern with experts urging us to look out for the warning signs that something is up including:

 

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Cramps
  • Fainting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Tiredness and dizziness.

 

Minister for Ambulance Services Steven Miles is urging people to be prepared, pay attention to their health, and look out for neighbours and loved ones.

Burnett residents are being advised to be sun smart in these conditions with the UV index predicted to reach extreme.

A TOTAL FIRE BAN is in place for the North and South Burnett council areas and the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire council area.

The ban kicked off at 10am Wednesday, November 28 and will run through to 10am Friday, November 30.

All permits to light fires previously issued in these areas are now cancelled.

The Queensland Rural Fire Service advises residents to action their bushfire survival plan now and monitor the fire and weather situations through media outlets and www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au.

Residents are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids at regular intervals throughout the day and to stay indoors where possible, preferably in a building with air-conditioning or good airflow, and limit strenuous outdoor activity.

Residents are urged to call 000 in an emergency.

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