Thunderstorm asthma could strike Sydney next - experts warn freak weather event could return as huge storm is forecast for NSW on Sunday The deadly thunderstorm asthma which has killed eight people in Melbourne recently could strike again in NSW, experts have warned. During the horrific weather event the Victorian health system was sent into shock when it was flooded by thousands of people suffering severe asthma attacks at the same time - and another huge storm is now set to hit NSW on Sunday.
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The deaths of at least four Victorians will be probed in a review into Monday's freak thunderstorm asthma crisis as others continue to fight for life. Nobel Park father-of-two Clarence Leo, who is remembered as having "the biggest heart", died early on Tuesday morning.
Law student, 20, one of two people dead from Melbourne's 'thunderstorm asthma' outbreak died in her family's arms as they tried to perform CPR A 20-year-old law student is one of at least two people who died as a result of a freak 'asthma thunderstorm' that swept across Melbourne overnight - overwhelming emergency services and leaving more than 500 people hospitalised. Hope Carnevali, a lifelong sufferer of asthma, died in the arms of her devastated family as they desperately attempted CPR on her front lawn while waiting over half an hour for an ambulance to arrive.
A Melbourne man says he felt like he had an elephant standing on his chest on Monday night when thunderstorm asthma prompted thousands of people to seek medical advice. The condition was brought on by the heavy rain causing rye grass pollen to absorb moisture then burst, with the smaller particles getting trapped in people's lungs.
PHARMACIES were called on to boost ventolin supply at Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital emergency department amid Monday night's 'thunderstorm asthma' outbreak. The hospital had all but run out of ventolin with a sharp increase of people seeking help.