A video recorded with a drone shows how a spectacular storm of sand and dust ‘devours’ completely the town of Coahoma, in the state of Texas, United States (USA), on June 5. The images have gone viral on YouTube.
A dust storm, also known as a sandstorm, is a recurring phenomenon in the great plains of the United States. Larger ones can reduce visibility completely. Drought and wind contribute to its appearance.
In the case of the town of Lubbock, the National Meteorological Service of the United States. He described the storm as “extremely dangerous” and recommended residents to remain in their homes. “Get out of the way, stay alive,” they told the drivers.
In populated areas, the phenomenon causes minor damage, but in rural areas it is severely affected: dust can damage crops. Prolonged exposure to the cloud causes respiratory problems and if the dust is very fine enters the houses even with the windows closed.