Dust from the Sahara back in the Coastal Bend

Posted at 2:02 AM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 03:02:46-04

Dust from the Sahara Desert is riding the trade winds across the Atlantic, settling in the skies over South Texas.

Unfortunately, that dust can be more than just an annoyance.

Experts are advising those with breathing issues like allergies, COPD, or Asthma to keep allergy medications and inhalers close by.

Children and the elderly are most vulnerable to developing respiratory issues from this dust.

Doctors are even advising that if you do have to be outside for an extended period of time, to wear a protective mask, available at most hardware stores.

It’s also suggested that you take a shower shortly after being exposed to the dust cloud, as a thin layer of particles on your skin could irritate your eyes, nose and throat.

Reports from the National Weather Service show the cloud of African haze is expected to be in our area over the next several days.