Saharan Dust Storm Sweeps Spain

Residents in Spain woke up to the sky filled with enormous dust clouds causing an alert on the air quality in the country. Sand and dust storms occur when strong, hot winds move across loose soils on dry land causing major destruction to society. This cloud has transported miles across the Mediterranean Sea from Africa’s Saharan Desert on Thursday. Health officials have advised citizens to avoid going outdoors and if needed to do so, use face coverings. It is important to prioritize everyone’s health and those with allergies and respiratory problems are most at risk as small-particles are in the air.