12 Feb, 2014

Bus Stations Offers Relief from Extreme Heat

The public are invited to take refuge inside the air conditioned Adelaide Central Bus Station, which will remain open for 24 hours in extreme heat.

The bus station at 85 Franklin Street, will provide the community with a secure place to keep cool when an extreme heat warning is issued by the State Emergency Service.

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

“The Adelaide Central Bus Station is a central location that will be open around-the-clock for local residents and visitors to take a break from the heat and cool down,” he said.

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.

More details about council facilities, including the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, community centres and libraries, open to the public during hot weather are available at: http://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/your-community/participation/

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