Beat the heat this weekend

Published: 09 Feb 2018 1:23pm

With temperatures climbing into the high 30s over the next few days, Logan City Council is urging residents to drink plenty of water and find a cool place.

But if that’s not possible Council is encouraging the public to cool off at one of our air-conditioned libraries or pools.

City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said residents should not underestimate the harmful effects of a heatwave.

“Everyone is vulnerable to heat stress but particularly young children and babies, the elderly and pregnant women,” Mayor Smith said.

“That’s why we’re encouraging anyone who thinks the heat might be too much for them to consider spending some time in our libraries.”

In addition to seeking shade and avoiding rigorous exercise/work you can stay safe by:

  • Wearing lightweight, light-coloured, loose porous and natural fibre clothes
  • Avoiding strenuous activities and vigorous exercise
  • Drinking two to three litres of water per day, even if you are not thirsty
  • Avoiding alcoholic, caffeinated and soft drinks
  • Keeping your home cool with curtains, shutters or awnings
  • Wearing a hat and sunscreen in the sun
  • Monitoring animals and pets for heat stress
  • Never leaving children or pets in parked vehicles, even for a short period of time
  • Seeing a doctor if you feel ill as heat-related illness can be fatal

Library locations and opening times can be found here:

Remember you can also download an eBook, eMagazine or music for free with your library membership.