Australia dust storm

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Published Monday, November 26, 2018

A low pressure system affecting southeastern Australia since November 21, 2018, brought damaging winds, high seas, dangerous dust storms and elevated fire danger for eastern New South Wales.

Ambulances in NSW have responded to almost 100 calls across Sydney as a wall or red dust swamped the city. The worst affected area in the city was Parramatta North, where air pollution reached 'hazardous' levels.

The dust storm responsible is 1 400 km long and 200 km wide.

"So far today we have responded to around 90 cases of asthma or breathing difficulties right across Sydney which is a significant peak," NSW Ambulance Control Centre director and Assistant Commissioner Tony Gately said. "People need to stay inside where possible, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid exercise. Anyone prone to respiratory distress needs to be absolutely vigilant."
Source: DORRIS

Australia dust storm Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Met
Response: Avoid
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

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