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post Sep 22 2009, 05:21 PM
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I awoke this morning with a strange dusty taste on my tongue only to then realize my room was brightly lit a freakish reddish orange i turned on the t.v to find out sydney is currently (as i type) having a dust storm. Sydney airport has had to close, ferries aren't working , the city is literally covered in a cloud of dust
my allergies are playing up big time and i have opted out from going to work. photos ive seen are pretty "end of the world" type movie stuff.
jst heard on the news now that it has reached as far as coffs harbour.
its proving to be a major health concern for people. my allergies are going beserk frantics.gif not to mention those with asthma etc
there are a few photos below but i have seen many that you cannot make out anything theyre just a reddish orange glow

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post Sep 22 2009, 10:30 PM
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These pics are incredible. I'd received a few emails today about this but didn't realise the extent. I even emailed a mate in Kings Cross who lives in an apartment overlooking the harbour to see what he could see. I guess not much.

Probably a good idea staying home eh?


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post Sep 22 2009, 10:55 PM
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people have been calling it "Dawn of the Red" laugh.gif
the pics are incredible but most others i have seen you couldnt make out much .
it was like waking up on mars, everything was simply a reddish orange glow and the air was sickening breathing it in you could taste the dirt/dust. it has since settled now visibility is good but dust/dirt remains over everythin. had bathroom window opened and the toilet seat was covered in dust. the wind is pretty hectic atm too
i choose to stay home as my allergies played up somethin fierce. my eyes were the worst and my breathing became a lil weezy so i opted to remain in bed.
there are some awesome videos out there which i will find and post here too


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post Sep 22 2009, 11:01 PM
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this video pretty much shows you what i tried explaining in words and gives life to pictures i posted
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post Sep 22 2009, 11:33 PM
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That was really weird... and beautiful. I was awake early and tasted the dust before seeing anything (it was still dark). It took me a while to realize what great opportunity this was for taking pictures (I just love taking pictures..), but then I hurried on to Maroubra beach and into the city. Spectacular! I have some pictures posted in my travel blog. My lungs are glad it is over now, my photographer`s heart is slightly disappointed... smile.gif
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post Sep 23 2009, 12:04 AM
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QUOTE(feeling_alive @ Sep 22 2009, 11:33 PM) *

My lungs are glad it is over now,


sentiment echoed

ur photos are awesome smile.gif


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post Sep 23 2009, 04:35 AM
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Oh my God,
Gerry I wonder why the orange colour!

We very ofter have it here in Greece and Cyprus as well, and it is dust coming from Africa, but it is not orange. Is it because it is still morning? Or because of the Fires you had lately? How long will it last? What do the news tell you?

It is just terrible afterwards, seeing all this dust everywhere.
Do put on a mask if you try to get out, otherwise it is better to stay indoors. Keep us posted!

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post Sep 23 2009, 04:52 AM
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QUOTE(greekcypriot @ Sep 23 2009, 04:35 AM) *

Oh my God,
Gerry I wonder why the orange colour!

We very ofter have it here in Greece and Cyprus as well, and it is dust coming from Africa, but it is not orange. Is it because it is still morning? Or because of the Fires you had lately? How long will it last? What do the news tell you?

It is just terrible afterwards, seeing all this dust everywhere.
Do put on a mask if you try to get out, otherwise it is better to stay indoors. Keep us posted!

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it was surreal poppi there are hardly words - the dust still lingers though its on everything (just no longer blowing wildly about the place) u can smell and taste it....
my eyes have been severely irritated all day its been an ordeal as i have on going problems with my eyes + allergies
its never happened to such an extent in sydney before and it spread as far as brisbane
i stayed home today there was absolutely no way (with my allergies) that i was venturing outside - i did briefly but that was a mistake...
alot of people resorted to masks . people initially thought "omg something is on fire" when they awoke because of the red/orange glow was so intense.
and with melbourne recently havin the earthquake and this dust storm and sydney's hot weather one day freezin the next people started freakin out!
it was morning but the red/orange glow remained well deep into the late morning so i think it had to do with how much dust/dirt was sweeping through sydney.


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post Sep 23 2009, 08:49 AM
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Wow, that is so surreal...

How long was it around for?
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post Sep 23 2009, 10:13 AM
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Wow, those city photos are eerie...I heard that is was across most of NSW and that it was the red sand from the outback.

Talk about Oz getting freak weather patterns lately...

I can totally understand what people are going through today as Dubai regularly has dust storms like this and it coats everything, inside and out!


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Great catch, Gerre thanks! I put it up on the TP blog:

http://blog.travelpod.com/2009/09/23/trave...dney-sandstorm/


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post Sep 23 2009, 09:22 PM
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QUOTE(sianeth @ Sep 23 2009, 08:49 AM) *

Wow, that is so surreal...

How long was it around for?


a few hours....


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QUOTE(raniroo @ Sep 23 2009, 10:13 AM) *

Talk about Oz getting freak weather patterns lately...


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post Sep 24 2009, 12:23 AM
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Hi Gerre,
Today is another day! What's the situation now? Any better?

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QUOTE(greekcypriot @ Sep 24 2009, 12:23 AM) *

Hi Gerre,
Today is another day! What's the situation now? Any better?

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Hi Poppi

today was a beautiful clear day smile.gif no dust problems. Sydney's weather has been all over the place this week hehe


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post Sep 24 2009, 04:36 AM
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So, Good News!
Much cleaning work eh?
Enjoy your day Gerre, thanks for letting us know. Lucky that you had it for just one day!

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post Sep 24 2009, 04:37 AM
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there was quite a bit of cleaning to do laugh.gif all done now though smile.gif


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