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Preparing for a heatwave

​The Adelaide Hills, like the rest of South Australia, is expecting extreme temperatures in the coming days and we want to take a moment to remind our community to please stay safe.

Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness during hot weather. Babies, young children, the elderly, and people with chronic illness or mobility issues are more at risk than others.

Stay hydrated by making sure you drink enough water throughout the day and stay out of the heat as much as you can by using fans and air conditioning where available, or getting to air conditioned public spaces during the hottest part of the day. You might like to visit your nearest library or community centre to stay cool; click here to check any changes to opening hours over the holidays.

Click on the thumbnail below to download SA Health's guide to coping with hot weather and heatwaves, and remember to always call 000 in an emergency.

Healthy in the Heat

Events in the hills
Keep an eye on social media for any events you're planning to attend in case a hot weather policy is put into place. The Woodside Christmas Parade and Street Party has confirmed that they will not be going ahead on Thursday 19 December due to the forecast extreme heat.

Emergency Response details
For more information about who to contact in an emergency, see our quick links here.

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