17 Dec, 2015

Bus Station To Stay Open Until Cool Change Arrives

The public are invited to take refuge inside the air conditioned Adelaide Central Bus Station over the next few days until the cool change arrives. The bus station will remain open for 24 hours due to the extreme heat.

A further extreme heat warning has been issued today by the State Emergency Service. The Bus Station at 85 Franklin Street will provide the community with a secure place to keep cool over these hot days and nights.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese encourages all city residents and patrons to make use of public air conditioned buildings during these extreme hot weather days.

“A hot spell like we’re having now where the nights stay warm can be very distressing for people who don’t have access to air conditioning. Local residents and visitors can take a break from the heat and cool down in the centrally located Adelaide Central Bus Station which will be open around-the-clock until the cool change arrives.

“During extreme heat like what we are currently experiencing, City of Adelaide’s Community Centres and Libraries ensure that fresh cool water and air conditioning is available during regular opening hours.

“I urge any members of our community who are struggling with the heat to take refuge somewhere cool.”

People are reminded to stay hydrated and cool, minimise sun exposure and seek medical advice if necessary.

Don’t forget your pets and check on your friends, family and neighbours, particularly the elderly, during extreme heat in case they need help.

Follow the City of Adelaide Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates regarding the bus station and other Council facilities throughout these extreme conditions.

For further information on extreme heat, go to: www.ses.sa.gov.au, www.bom.gov.au/sa and www.sahealth.sa.gov.au.

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