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post #11 of 22 Old 09-25-2009, 02:57 PM
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Here are a couple of pics I got off the internet from the
U.S. Dust Bowl of the 1930's here

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post #12 of 22 Old 09-28-2009, 08:41 PM
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*gulp* Those do say Kansas don't they?! Hope you Aussies don't ever have to live through that type or length of a dust bowl.


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I know this isn't the place to post this question but I was currious to know during dust storms what happens to horses who suffer alergies from dust? The dust here was terrable we were in capalaba, brisbane area when it hit. YUCK
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yeah i worried about dana but she seems ok

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Wow, and I thought the wind here in Texas sucked (or blew LOL). Those pix are awesome though it doesn't look very fun to live through it. How hard does the wind blow on a regular basis during one of these storms?

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We got a big dust storm here, (Regional NSW), but it was at night! So couldnt get pics, and it didnt look half as bad as Sydneys. However, what we DID get was a massive storm, which consisted of golf ball sized hail stones.. *shudders*. My poor dog freaked out something chronic- never seen a look of horror on an animals face like it. One hail stone went through our tin roof on the back veranda 0.o
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I know this isn't the place to post this question but I was currious to know during dust storms what happens to horses who suffer alergies from dust? The dust here was terrable we were in capalaba, brisbane area when it hit. YUCK

Probably the same thing that happened to me .... I have allergies :( I still haven't recovered , terrible coff , stuffy nose and sinuses .... tight chest .

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So in total they probably feel like Sh*t for a while lol

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Wow, and I thought the wind here in Texas sucked (or blew LOL). Those pix are awesome though it doesn't look very fun to live through it. How hard does the wind blow on a regular basis during one of these storms?
A strict meteorological definition of a terrestrial storm is a wind measuring 10 or higher on the Beaufort scale, meaning a wind speed of 24.5 m/s (89 km/h, 55 mph) or more;

Dust storms have also been shown to increase the spread of disease across the globe. Virus spores in the ground are blown into the atmosphere by the storms with the minute particles then acting like urban smog or acid rain

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I know this isn't the place to post this question but I was currious to know during dust storms what happens to horses who suffer alergies from dust? The dust here was terrable we were in capalaba, brisbane area when it hit. YUCK
a horse up the road from me died from the dust storm :(

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We get those every once in a while. We had one just 3 days ago actually. Had 90km/h winds
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