With the 2018-19 summer now underway the state emergency services is encouraging Eyre Peninsula residents to start planning how they are going to be prepared for the expect hot weather over the coming season.
SES Chief Officer Chris Beattie stated now is a good time to begin preparations as people need to consider having their cooling systems checked and ensuring your health in the heat is a priority.
Beattie said that heat-related illness can affect anyone, even the very fit, and can result in severe health issues.
During the Heatwave locals are advised to stay cool, keep well hydrated and check on others to make sure they are coping with the conditions.
“Coping with the heat largely depends on using common sense and being prepared.
“Under no circumstances, should children or pets be left in a parked car, even with the air conditioner running,” Mr Beattie said.
Information on the weather forecast can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website