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18 Oct 2011 10:36


U.S.: Massive dust cloud rolls through Texas, looks pretty crazy

  • An inopportune time to play “Dust in the Wind”: A 8,000-foot-high dust cloud engulfed Lubbock, Texas yesterday afternoon, making for dramatic scenes like this one and lowering visibility to near-zero. Would not want to drive in this. Yikes. source

30 Jan 2009 09:11


U.S.: Alaskans, get your eye goggles; a volcano’s about to blow!

  • Every time this happens, we do get a run on dust masks and goggles. That’s the two main things for eye and respiratory protection.
  • Phil Robinson • manager of an Alaska Industrial Hardware store in Anchorage, on preparations being taken for the impeding eruption of the Redoubt Volcano 100 miles southwest of Anchorage. Volcanoes generally give off warning signs allowing people time to prepare. • source