Friday, October 21, 2011

More dust storms expected in Texas – keep your air filters in mind

Wildfires are a common side effect of
droughts and dust storms.
Texas may have gotten some rain lately, but the drought is far from over, and more dust storms could roll in any time, experts warn.

With more than 90 percent of the state in the extreme drought stage and a lack of vegetation on farmland, there is nothing that will prevent loose particles from flying up into the air, they say.

Effects of dust storms include:
  • Loss of productive farmland
  • Impaired visibility and dangerous driving conditions
  • Higher risk of wildfires
  • Respiratory conditions in vulnerable individuals

Recommendations on handling dust storms include being prepared for a dust storm, slowing down and stopping on the side of the road if a dust cloud rolls in and changing air filters in cars and homes regularly.

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Source: My West Texas