a shocking sandstorm that reached up to 86 kilometers per hour hit the city of Mexicali in Baja California, leaving some fallen structures and minor damage.
However, records of the surprising phenomenon abounded in social networks. One of the most extraordinary was a video recorded in the parking lot of the Autonomous University of Durango, where a wall of a building can be seen giving way due to the force of the storm.
— Azucena Uresti (@azucenau) October 7, 2022
Likewise, damage was reported at different points in Mexicali. “At the moment, the State Civil Protection Coordination is dealing with the incidents, mostly falling branches and some structures,” communicated the governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar. “No injuries are reported as of now,” she added.
Other videos on social media show different angles of the sandstorm’s arrival.
— Paulina🏝 (@PauHerdez) October 6, 2022
— ⚠️Climate Alert🌎 (@deZabedrosky) October 7, 2022
SAND STORM 🌬
— What a Little Mother 🇲🇽 (@QuePocaMadreMex) October 7, 2022
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One of the main recommendations of the authorities in the face of events of this magnitude is not to leave the houses and not to walk the streets.