All Blog Posts Tagged 'Sandstorm' (2)

A Sandy Red Haze Consumes Sydney, Australia



Sandstorms are rare and natural occurrences that develop when gusts of wind collect loose sand and dirt from dry land. Back in 2009, one of these natural phenomena took place in an unpredictable location: Sydney, Australia. Fairly quickly, the unsuspecting city was consumed by a yellowish-red sea of sand that filled the air in a magical glow.

As unprepared as the city probably was,…

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Added by katie hosmer on January 20, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Massive Sandstorm Blankets Saudi Arabia's Capital



Residents of Saudi Arabia's capital are cleaning up after one of the strongest sandstorms in decades blanketed the city with a thick layer of yellow dust. Tuesday's storm forced the closure of the international airport, shut down schools, and caused 70 road accidents. Hospitals dispatched emergency teams to dozens of residents suffering from breathing problems, while…

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Added by Eugene on March 11, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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