Massive haboob dust storm engulfs Phoenix.

Watch This Apocalyptic-Looking Dust Storm Engulf Phoenix

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July 26 2014 12:42 PM

Apocalyptic-Looking Dust Storm Engulfs Phoenix

On Friday, Phoenix commuters' trip home from work was hit with an apocalyptic-like dust storm. The massive storm, at some points 3,000 feet high, swept across the city knocking out power to thousands and grounding flights. The storm is often referred to as a haboob, deriving from the Arabic word for a strong summer sand storm. Check it out.

Elliot Hannon is a writer in New York City. Follow him on Twitter.

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