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Council urges residents to take care during high temps

TEMPERATURES in the mid-30s and a very high fire danger have prompted Somerset Regional Council to remind residents to look after themselves, their animals and their neighbours in coming days.

Published: September 5th 2019

TEMPERATURES in the mid-30s and a very high fire danger have prompted Somerset Regional Council to remind residents to look after themselves, their animals and their neighbours in coming days.

Fernvale is expected to reach 35 degrees tomorrow, while Esk and Toogoolawah are tipped for highs of 34. Kilcoy is set to reach 33.

A very high fire danger remains throughout the region, with no rain forecast for at least the next nine days.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said dehydration and spot fires were significant concerns for council.

“It’s important people stay hydrated, but being in a regional area we also have to consider our animals, especially during this time of drought,” Cr Lehmann said.

“I encourage people to look out for their neighbours, particularly the elderly, and remind everyone to take extra caution if they’re doing things like welding.

“With the region so dry it only takes one cigarette butt from a passing vehicle to start a fire, so I’m really urging motorists to be considerate of the countryside and the community during their travels.”

For weather information from the Early Warning Network, follow  facebook.com/SomersetRegionalCouncil/.

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