Brave Man Captures Impressive Sight During Fierce Wind Storm
A dangerous wind storm in Red Deer, Alberta (Canada) causes a dust storm and wind damage around the city. The wind, which is said to howl as high as 130 km (80.7 miles) per hour, was pounding parts of southern and central Alberta. The whole area was walloped by wind gusts that downed power lines and sent debris flying, as a weather system howled across large swaths of the county.
The high winds are so strong that they may cause vehicles get blown off the road or some of them even flip over. These types of winds can also whip up wildfires, debris on the road, broken branches that block parts of roads and highways and they may impact people’s safety or even lead to evacuations in certain areas. It doesn’t look like the wind is going to diminish any time soon. It is a warning for people to stay inside and wait until it dies down. The idea of the man filming the video, is highly dangerous, because strong winds are not a great time to go out and look at the wind and yet film it while watching debris flying in the air.
In the footage, the sky and the horizon are hardly recognizable, they merged into one fierce and never-ending line of white dust and the visibility on the highway is significantly reduced to seventy yards. If the wind goes on blowing at such speed, it will undoubtedly cause damage to trees and buildings.
Windstorms may last for just a few minutes when caused by downbursts from thunderstorms, or they may last for hours (and even several days) when they result from large-scale weather systems.