5 Ways To Survive Saudi Arabia’s Blistering Sandstorms

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Jeddah has been covered in a suffocating sandstorm over the past few days, which has disrupted our daily lives. If you happen to find yourself outdoors when a blistering sandstorm strikes, just try to follow these simple tips.

1. Check for storm warnings

Especially before you plan to travel.


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2. Search for shelter

Any sturdy structure will do, including a car.

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3. Cover your head with a backpack or your arms

As objects can come hurling at you.

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4. Cover your nose and mouth with the good old Arabian shimag

But wet it, so that it helps in filtering out most sand particles.

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5. If you are driving remember to turn your headlights and fog lights on.

Ideally, you should stop driving, park your car and wait for the storm to die out.

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