Apocalyptical red sandstorm turns Tobruk, Libya into a blood red city

Tobruk, Lybia has turned blood red as an apocalyptical red sandstorm swept throught the area on January 17, 2016.

Look at the spectacular pictures of the bloody city.

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The sky turned blood red as a sandstorm engulfed the city of Tobruk, Libya. Twitter: Ahmed Sanalla ‏@ASanalla

Winds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kph) are forecast for the area tonight and tomorrow with a drop to 17 miles per hour (27 kph) expected on Tuesday.

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Tobruk was transformed into an apocalyptical blood red city. Twitter: Ahmed Sanalla ‏@ASanalla

Red dust storms can increase air pollution to “very high levels” and aggravate breathing problems, irritating lungs and increasing asthma.

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Very bad visibility during the red dust storm in Tobruk. Twitter: HeMa El-wirshfani @dr_hom93

Saharan dust, however, can prove beneficial to the environment as they transport nutrients, thus keeping an area fertile.

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The sky’s color changed from deep red to orange. Creepy. Twitter: Gihan Badi ‏@GihanTadreft

Here a video of an extreme red dust storm engulfing Sydney, Australia on September 23, 2009, so you can imagine the feeling:

Dust and sand storms are one of the most extreme weather phenomena that affect Libya, mainly between January and June.

Here another recent apocalyptical sandstorm in South Africa.

 

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