Huge sand storm hits Arizona

Second such storm in one month passes through Phoenix.

July 19, 2011 15:30
Arizona sand storm

Arizona sand storm 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)

A gigantic dust storm blew across Phoenix on Monday, the second storm in less than a month. Footage shot aboard a helicopter caught the incredible sight created by the beige clouds of dust.

The dust storm also known as a "haboob" caused visibility problems for drivers and filled the skies with a dense cloud that blocked out the sun as it moved across residential neighborhoods.

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Monday's storm had winds of up to 30 miles-per-hour (48 kilometers-per-hour) and hovered three thousand feet (914 meters) over the city.

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