Paringa Dust Storm

Paringa dust storm in 1990 I think. The view from my front door.

Paringa dust storm in 1990 I think. The view from my front door.

With all of this interest in dust-storms today, and in particular, how bad it’s been in Broken Hill, I’m reminded of the only time I’ve ever been through a dust storm, while living in South Australia.

This photograph was taken from my front door while living in Paringa, on the outskirts of Renmark. At the time I thought it was pretty bad, but it’s actually reasonably mild in comparison to some of the stuff that’s out there.

There was one other occasion when I was travelling between Wagga and Deniliquin when it also got really bad. We actually had to stop on the road for half an hour or so due to low visibility.

But I’ve never lived through one of the really big dust storms.

And I’ve never lived through anything like this, as featured on The Youtube today.

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