WATCH: Lubbock Barely Visible During Yesterday's Haboob
LUBBOCK, TX -- Lubbock was barely visible yesterday due to a dust storm classified as a Haboob.
On June 5, a wind storm blew through San Angelo at around 10:00 p.m. This storm originally came from Lubbock.
Luckily for us here in San Angelo we did not receive the amount of dust that people in more Western Texas did.
Here is a video of Lubbock from yesterday.
Here are some things to know if you’re ever caught in a haboob. If you’re in a car, the Texas Department of Transportation suggests the following:
- Safely pull off the road while you still have visibility. Do not stop in a travel or emergency lane.
- Turn off car headlights and interior lights so that other travelers don’t assume you are on the road and try to follow you.
- Make sure all windows are rolled up and doors are tightly shut.
- Close air vents so dust doesn’t come into the vehicle.
- Stay in your vehicle with seatbelts fastened and wait for the storm to pass.
If you’re inside a home or building:
- Close all windows, curtains and blinds and shut all doors.
- Turn off the air conditioning or shut vents so that dust doesn’t come indoors.
- If the storm is severe, take shelter in a room without windows. It’s important to stay away from windows because the wind can pick up rocks, tree limbs or other items that may shatter windows and cause injury.
Many times, a dust storm will cause power lines to go down and in some cases could cause a power outage. Never touch downed power lines or try to move them. It’s safest to call your local police department, to handle dangerous situations. For your own safety, it’s also wise to keep a well-stocked first aid kit in your car and in your home. And make sure that you have plenty of bottled water on hand too.
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