I inserted the photo above which my husband took from the roof earlier this year. The trees (same ones in my photo at top) were also windswept in this week's storm, but I couldn't go upstairs to photograph them for fear of being blown off the roof!
While speaking to my husband on the phone that evening, I glanced out of my home office door. There was an eerie red glow in the sky. After saying goodbye to him, I grabbed my camera and dashed out onto the balcony. Instead of a calm sunset awaiting me, I was blasted backwards by a wave of dust. I managed to take two photos and ran back indoors, shutting and bolting the door behind me.
Even though my husband had sent me photos of this incredible phenomenon which occurs regularly in Khartoum, and I'd read up about it on the Internet, I was not prepared for the fury and strength of the storm.
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