Australia’s ‘deadliest natural hazard’: what’s your heatwave plan?

This article by Andrew Gissing and Lucinda Coates has appeared in today’s The Conversation.

“Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat.

Working with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology, my colleagues and I surveyed 250 residents and 60 business managers in Western Sydney and the NSW North Coast.

We found that 45% of those at risk – including the elderly, ill and very young – did not proactively respond to heatwave warnings as they did not think it necessary or did not know what to do.”

Follow the link below to read more:

https://theconversation.com/australias-deadliest-natural-hazard-whats-your-heatwave-plan-90165