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Haboob: Destructive Storm With An Awesome Name Knocks Of Electricity For Thousands In Arizona

  • U.S.
  • 07.16.13 10:15 AM EDT

The Phoenix area was hit with a dust storm on Monday, uprooting some trees and knocking out electricity for some 2,000 people. The specific kind of storm, called a haboob, is common in the desert especially over monsoon season.