Asthma Advice Issued
Emergency Services have issued an alert for Asthma sufferers in the region, with the following details:
|Issued For:||North East Weather District|
|Incident Location:||North East|
|Issued:||21/11/2019 12:05 PM|
|Next Update Expected:||21/11/2019 09:00 PM|
This Advice message is to advise that people may experience asthma symptoms or difficulty breathing due to the combination of thunderstorm activity and high grass pollen levels in North East district.
- If you have a history of asthma or hay fever, or you experience wheezing, breathlessness, a feeling of tightness in the chest or a persistent cough, you should have reliever medication with you at all times today.
- Avoid the wind gusts before the storm. Go inside and close your windows and doors before and during the storm.
- If you're experiencing any of the above symptoms you may be having an asthma attack.
- An asthma attack is serious and can be life threatening.
- If you develop asthma symptoms, follow your asthma action plan, or if you don’t have a plan, follow the 4 steps of asthma first aid.
Be aware of an increased chance of having an ashma attack or breathing difficulties.
Call triple zero (000) immediately if someone is not breathing, if their asthma suddenly becomes worse or is not improving, or if the person is having an asthma attack and a reliever is not available.