Arizona Dust Storm Pictures

These photos were taken by my Cousin (forwarded by my Dad, thanks Dad!). This is one thing Arizona is famous for. The area between Phoenix and Tucson gets the type of dust storms that you saw in the Movie “Stargate”. The area she was in was just south of Phoenix. I didn’t ask her permission to post these so I hope she doesn’t mind!

These are pictures from the Dust Storm on Friday the 13th. I had to pull off the highway because visibility was at zero. As you can see in the first two photos I was approaching the dust storm. It was about 6:00 in the evening or so and I was leaving the Ahwatukee/Chandler heading towards Casa Grande. Just thought I would share.

 

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Movie Style Freeway Shooting

This looks like it came from a move, but it happened on I-10 in Arizona. Very near where I use to live.“This appears to be a load of undocumented aliens that was being hijacked or kidnapped from another group of smugglers,” Pinal County Sheriff Roger Vanderpool said. “It was clearly retaliation and to send a message.” The smugglers who were attacked near Casa Grande had kidnapped the immigrants from the assailants in southern Pinal County, he said. The suspected shooters later caught up to the other group about 8:30 a.m. as the smugglers headed toward Phoenix in a two-vehicle convoy. They opened fire from a van, killing four and injuring five others. The two vehicles carried 24 people.” It left the freeway in a bottleneck for 9 hours. It all has to do with the trafficking of Illegal immigrants.