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Severe dust storm goes off the scale in Beijing

Capital caught by surprise as meters fail to record severity of air pollution

Air pollution levels in Beijing were so high they went off the Air Quality Index system scale yesterday as the capital was hit by the year’s first severe dust storm. 350 more words

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Severe Sandstorm Hits United Arab Emirates

Dust storm reduces the visibility of motorists on Dubai roads. Photo by Ahmad Ardity

The UAE awoke this morning to a severe sandstorm, with strong winds blowing up sand and dust. 303 more words

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Huge dust storm in Bahrain triggers rush to hospital

A huge dust storm blew over Bahrain yesterday causing more than 200 people to seek medical treatment.

 

Doctors at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) were bombarded with cases throughout the day as asthma patients and the elderly struggled to cope with the high levels of dust in the air, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication. 127 more words

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Severe sandstorm grips Middle Eastern Province

The Eastern Province was enveloped in a haze of strong wind along with heavy dust since Tuesday afternoon, causing the atmosphere to turn red.

 

Motorists as well as pedestrians struggled in the face of the sudden weather change. 150 more words

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Severe dust storm warning declared in California, USA

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a dust storm warning, advising drivers to stay off the road until after 8 p.m. 

 

Winds are currently blowing southwest to west between 15 and 25 miles per hour, with occasional gusts reaching speeds of 40 miles per hour. 107 more words

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Heavy dust storm envelopes Dubai, reduces visibility

The National Center of Meteorology and Seismology has issued a warning to residents to be careful if they are going for outdoor activities.

Dubai and other parts of the UAE were suddenly engulfed in heavy dust today evening, which greatly reduced visibility and caused traffic snarls on busy roads. 42 more words

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Dust Storm causes a 50 vehicles pile up in Kennewick, Washington, USA

Authorities estimate about 50 vehicles were involved in multiple collisions on Interstate 82 Saturday afternoon amidst blowing dust.

 

Nine people were taken to Tri-City hospitals, but none had life-threatening injuries, said Capt. 402 more words

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