Please be aware that thunderstorm asthma has been forecast across Victoria today, Thursday 28 October. Frankston and Mornington Peninsula regions remain at ‘Moderate’ risk.
Thunderstorm asthma can be sudden, serious and even life-threatening for people with asthma or hay fever. People may experience asthma symptoms or difficulty breathing due to the combination of thunderstorm activity and high grass pollen levels in and across the South West.
To protect yourself from thunderstorm asthma, avoid being outside during thunderstorms, especially in the wind gusts that come before the storm. Go inside and close your doors and windows, and if you have your air conditioner on, turn it to recirculate. If you’re asthmatic, have an asthma action plan, seek medical attention early and know the four steps of asthma first aid.
We are operating in line with COVIDSafe guidelines and are safe and open to anyone who needs treatment.
For more information on thunderstorm asthma, and to learn how you can protect yourself and others, visit: https://asthma.org.au/what-we-do/how-we-can-help/first-aid/