What is the word for a sandstorm?

What is a bad sandstorm called?

Dust storms (also called “haboobs”) are unexpected, unpredictable and can sweep across Arizona’s desert landscape at any time. Dust storms can be miles long and thousands of feet high.

What are sandstorms in the desert called?

Haboobs are intense sand-and-dust storms, carried on winds blowing in summertime in desert regions of the world.

What do they call sandstorms in Dubai?

Shamal (wind) – Wikipedia.

What do you do in a Haboon?

What to do if you’re on the road during a haboob

  1. Begin to slow down and check traffic around you.
  2. Pull off the road as soon as possible.
  3. Turn off all lights including emergency flashers.
  4. Set your emergency brake and take your foot off the brake.
  5. Stay in your vehicle with your seatbelt on till the storm passes.
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