Dust storms of sand take over Australia, struck by wildfire
Massive storms, hail and heavy rains in recent times have pummelled downtrodden Australian urban areas, severe weather that has reduced the threat from scores of forest fires that keep going to blaze throughout the southeast of the country.
On Monday, a hail storm in Canberra, the national capital, compromised public buildings, companies, houses and cars, cut power to some towns, dragged down trees, caused severe flooding and injured two people, authorities for emergency services retorted.
To the northwest, wind gusts brought a 300-kilometre (186-mile) long cloud of red dust up to 107 kilometres (66 miles) a minute and fell on the drought-stricken towns of Dubbo, Broken Hill, Nyngan and Parkes, the newspaper reported. Almost all of the dust is topsoil from State fields in New South Wales.
“It’s merely an extension of this historic drought that we actually have,” Dubbo Mayor Ben Shields informed Nine Network TV.
People posted thriving pictures and videos of the thunderstorm and hail storm on Twitter.