Dust Storm Chokes Phoenix

It messes up flights, causes thousands to lose power

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 26, 2014 6:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Thousands of Phoenix residents lost power when a huge dust storm rolled in yesterday evening, reports NBC News. The storm arrived in time to mess up the rush-hour commute and also temporarily forced a halt to incoming flights at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, reports the Arizona Republic. A storm like this is called a haboob, which NPR explains is from the Arabic word for a summer dust storm. See ABC15 for a collection of photos.

This image made from video provided by ABC15.com shows a massive dust storm over Phoenix Friday.
This image made from video provided by ABC15.com shows a massive dust storm over Phoenix Friday.   (AP Photo/ABC15.com)
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