On Tuesday 12 November 2019, as fire conditions continue to deteriorate in NSW, a catastrophic fire danger has been issued for greater Sydney, greater Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven regions.
A/Prof Fay Johnston, chief investigator of CAR, leads a team working on the AirRater project. AirRater is a computer based application that provides public health support by monitoring air pollution levels. AirRater has recently been made available in Port Macquarie area. By using AirRater, it can allow the public to be better prepared and know when to take action to protect their health from the effects of the smoke.