• Dust storms can reach up to a mile in height! That is very tall!

• Breathing in the middle of a dust storm is very hard because the sky is thick with swirling sand.

• Desert people wear long robes and veils for protection against dust storms if they are unfortunate enough to get caught in one.

• Camels can close their nostrils to keep the sand out of them in a dust storm. They can also use a thin third eyelid to brush away sand that gets in their eyes.

• Dust Devils, or swirling cylinders of air and sand, happen in places where the land is flat, the air is still, and where there is plenty of sand!

• Australians call Dust Devils “willy willies.” Americans call them “dancing devils.”