Thursday, October 01, 2009

Dust Storm in Sydney

Around September 24th, 2009, there was a great dust storm in Sydney, Australia. The dust rolled in from the country side and blanketed the city for about 8 hours.

The dust was spectacular but cause a lot of damage. The most harmful aspect was the unkown amount of topsoil from farms across a huge swath of Australia. The dust so thoroughly blanketed everything in its path — clothes, cars, train seats — that the government promised to lift water restrictions, imposed because of a drought, so residents could clean their homes and vehicles.

Here are some pictures from my company’s Sydney office. Gives a first hand account and some amazing images of the Sydney Opera house.

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