After the fire, which has now been estimated at 71,000 acres, there is nothing to stabilize the sand.  Sustained winds in the 30+ mile per hour range with gusts around 60 have created a dustbowl of the entire region.  Fine dust gets into the house, vehicles, and fills the fibers of clothing.  This photo doesn’t do it justice but gives a general impression of the air quality.  Too much of this will certainly shorten one’s life.  Time to listen to the “Dust Pneumonia Blues”.

Its a tough place to make a living…


About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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