Added a couple of more AP pics of yesterday's dust storm. And just for contrast to the wall of dirt pics above, here's a stock pic of an example of the walls of WATER that roll through during our monsoon cloud bursts... Unfortunately there's almost 20,000+ folks out of power from the first big valleywide monsoon storm (105+ degrees today and thankfully it wasn't 115+), with damage to property and some homes across the entire valley from the monsoon storm this afternoon and still tonight. This is my 48th yearly monsoon season and have seen about everything to see related to it. Earlier today we were without power company power for several hours but we fired up the gas generators, so at least we (3 family households with 3 members with health issues & 1 family business) had cooling. Many are not so fortunate tonight which is the not so beautiful side of monsoon, although most of us here love the beautiful side of monsoon. Without power my rabbits didn't have their evap or fans to put less of a drain of the generators, but they still had their misters that kept them cool. Some friends and family had some damage and/or have a very long night/day ahead of them waiting for power to be restored. Family without power and with medical needs have been put up in hotels or with other friends. Hoping everyone has power asap and that everyone's family members and animals are doing ok. Photo was a random anon photo from the storm (probably a tv news pic...and there's some amazing pics that haven't uploaded yet. Family were perched high taking pics but were overcome by the storm). eta...all is calm here now just a layer of dirt/mud to clean off stuff tomorrow...most of the thunder's over and my indoor dog has stopped barking and kitty's come out of hiding and sitting on my lap, licking my face, lol. The chickens were pretty much unfussed through it all as their pen was temp wrapped with tarps until the dirt passed and the rain started, but we're all still trying to get the grit out of our eyes and mouths...the sand/dust gets everywhere!