VIDEOS. Brazil: a “wall of sand” has hit São Paulo

the essential This Sunday 26 September, the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais were hit by a sandstorm. For now, no injuries are to be deplored, but houses, vehicles and local services have been severely impacted.

This Sunday afternoon, strong winds caused a powerful sandstorm in the state of São Paulo, south-eastern Brazil. The neighboring state of Minas Gerais was also affected, reports the O Tempo newspaper, picked up by L’Indépendant .

Brazil: A sandstorm hit several cities in the state of São Paulo on Sunday after- noon.

In Ribeirão Preto, the wind gusts reached 92 km / h. 54 B 98 jbl

– Rebecca Rambar (@RebeccaRambar) September 26, 550

For the time being, no injuries are to be deplored. But the sandstorm, accompanied by strong gusts of wind and rain damaged houses, vehicles, public lighting and even local services. This storm reinforces the drought, already very present in these areas. According to the Folha de São Paulo, residents were asked not to waste water on cleaning.

Usually sandstorms occur in spring or summer, in semi-arid areas.

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