The year 2020 has been a whirlwind so far! With the global pandemic of the coronavirus, murder hornets, to mosquitos spreading the West Nile Fever. A dust storm from the Sahara has reached the mainland and could be all over during Independence Day, the 4th of July. Read more below
States like Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana have particularly been hit hard because the Golf of Mexico has created a rip current.
Dr. Zhang from Cornell University warned about the health issues related to the storm "dust particles cause respiratory health effects and irritation". It also can affect the heart normal functioning.
The dust can cause breathing problems and low visibility. Forecasters announced this is one of the most powerful Saharan dust events in nearly decades.