Murrumbidgee Local Health District Director Public Health Tracey Oakman has issued a thunderstorm asthma alert for Wednesday 25 October.
Current high pollen counts and the predicted thunderstorms can increase the risk of asthma. People who are known to suffer from asthma should carry their asthma puffer with them at all times and try to stay indoors with the windows and doors closed during the storm period. If you have breathing difficulties call 000 or go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department.
To receive an SMS alert when the pollen counts are high and thunderstorms are predicted, go to www.csu.edu.au/asthma and register for alerts.
Alerts are also sent from the Public Health smartphone App which can be downloaded free.