Be­ware week­end heat­wave dan­ger

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS - — Kerri Moore Editor

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.

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