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August 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Dust storm leads to about 50 vehicles in collisions near Kennewick

The Tri-City Herald Kennewick — Authorities estimate about 50 vehicles were involved in multiple collisions on Interstate 82 Saturday afternoon amidst blowing dust. Nine people were taken to Tri-City hospitals, but none had life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Devin Helland of Benton Fire District 1. “For as many cars as were damaged and hit, it was remarkable that…

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August 13, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Wednesday Memo: Haboob hubbub … Power savers … Aimless chicken … Shark Week

Maybe we ARE in Kansas: Ever heard of a “Haboob“? It’s another name for a wicked dust storm. One of those rolled through Eastern Washington Tuesday evening in advance of thunderstorms and lightning. Meanwhile, back on the west side of the mountains: The heavy rains we saw overnight should taper back, but…

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