Texas has suffered from a severe sandstorm

Texas has suffered from a severe sandstorm Natural Disasters

October 7, 2011 sandstorm, known by its Arabic name habub, passed over the Lubbock, Texas, a cloud of dust obscuring the sun altitude of 2400 meters. Wind brought down trees and power lines, destroying the local airport hangar.

According to meteorologist Gerald Meadows sand storms, though smaller in strength, are quite frequent in the area. The power of the storm, which occurred on Monday, is incredible. It is believed that prolonged drought throughout the year and dry gusty winds caused the sandstorm.

Habub circled over the town about half an hour in rush hour. The speed of wind gusts reached 120 kilometers per hour. Fortunately, the victim was not.

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