Beware weekend heatwave danger
THINGS are set to get steamy in the Rose City today.
It’s not news to anyone that it has been a little bit warm across the Southern Downs this year and there is no reprieve in sight.
As the heatwave which is gripping the country strengthens today, it’s important to take steps to keep yourself and your friends and family safe.
The soaring temperatures bring the risk of heat-related injuries, particularly to our most vulnerable residents.
So take the opportunity to drop in and check on an elderly person who is spending the weekend alone and make sure they are armed with a refreshing drink to help ease them through the sweltering heat.
It’s not just we humans who are struggling with the climate – some of our pets are also a little worse for wear.
Thulimbah resident Kelly Frunks had to make a frantic call for help this week, when her sizeable pooch Bear wound up in a bit of strife while searching for a cool place to chill out.
The French mastiff wedged himself under a car and a few heroic firefighters were needed to free the distressed canine.
So as you’re trying to escape the brunt of the heatwave today, make sure your pets have plenty of water and a cool place to rest, so they won’t be tempted to manoeuvre themselves somewhere that requires a 000 call.