Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

Dealing with Heatwaves in eastern Adelaide

On behalf of Resilient East, the City of Adelaide hosted a hypothetical heatwave scenario panel discussion called Feeling Hot Hot Hot! on Wednesday 6th February 2019 in the Adelaide Town Hall.  

Senior representatives from Business SASA State Emergency ServiceSA Power NetworksSouth Australian Tourism CommissionBureau of MeteorologyAdelaide Sustainable Building NetworkSA HealthAustralian Red Cross and Environmental Scientist Tim Jarvis provided advice on practical actions that the community can take to manage risks and be climate ready.

On the night, 91% of respondents who filled out an engagement card indicated they felt the event had increased their understanding of heatwaves. Take a look at more engagement results collected from before, during and after Feeling Hot Hot Hot! on the City of Adelaide Your Say website.

Watch the highlights of Feeling Hot Hot Hot! below

Did you know…

Heatwaves kill more people than any other natural disaster in Australia (including cyclones, bushfire, floods, earthquakes). 

South Australia has the highest number of heat related deaths per capita. Projected increases in extreme heat will escalate this vulnerability. 

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Winner: The Newsy Award, 2019

Feeling Hot Hot Hot! wins international award for communications from the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA). The award recognises exceptional newsworthy media leadership for the event and campaign around summer heatwaves and urban heat. The City of Adelaide has been a member of CNCA since 2016 with a commitment to transitioning to a carbon neutral city.

Join the conversation online at #FeelingHot2019

I learnt a lot about climate change and heatwaves and have asked my parents to put in a battery to help our family prepare for black outs in extreme weather events.

— Isabella, aged 12