Left In The Dust

September 45, 2016
Dear Bryan,
Australia was cool. Key word: WAS. It was fun when we were just going around doing normal tourist stuff, but now they have me in some cramped shelter next to a bunch of smelly australians, with all this australian heat, and australian sand. Apparently the reason for this is some giant sandstorm that’s suppose to roll over and be one of the largest sandstorms of all time. I knew I should've stayed on the coast with the beach and the cooler weather and all the cities. But I wanted to see all of it and I can now really say that I have seen ALL of it. Anyway, they let us send one letter out before sand gets everywhere and slows the postal service down. But anyway my plane out might be delayed because of it so just letting you know. Make sure to call and tell all my family because knowing them, they are going to freak out.

From,
Chris


September 54, 2016
Dear Chris,

Glad to hear from you! It sucks that I can’t text you because of the sandstorm blocking cell reception. Your mom has been texting me non-stop to see if I’ve heard from you even though I am insisting that as soon as I know anything, she will be the first to know. 

From,
Bryan

September 61, 2016

Dear Bryan,

Thing have been very complicated the last few days. When the sandstorm blew over after three whole days, we figured out the escape hatch is jammed. Not even all us together could open it because of all the sand it was trapped under so we know it had to be a bad storm. Some people got a little panicky which made our already cramped space seem much smaller. Me and a few others however, found a second hidden exit that we were able to escape from. What we found when we got out, was unlike anything i've ever imagined. The small city we were in near Uluru was completely covered in sand. We made our way to Darwin in the North and are camping there. Even Darwin was hit by the outer edges of the storm so there is no telling how bad Sydney got it. Darwin wasn’t largely affected though and that’s how I am getting these letters to you. 
From,
Chris


November 0, 2016
Dear Chris,

Glad to hear you are okay. All the news stations are saying that this is the largest sandstorm ever recorded. It almost completely covers Australia. That got me thinking if there was ever a sandstorm or dust storm here in Texas. And that’s when i found out about the dust bowl. The dust bowl was a series of storms that stretched across the entire United States in the 1930’s. It left more than 500,000 Americans and Canadians homeless and up to 350 houses were torn up in a single storm! In most of the storms, visibility could be reduced to under a meter, leaving lots of people lost and wandering around even if shelter was only like 10 feet away. This even stretched from South Dakota all the way to New York and Texas. Well anyway, I hope your okay and if those people in the 1930’s can survive, so can you.

From,
Bryan


November -13, 2016
Dear Bryan,

Thank you for your concern but I am ok and the locals have been very nice. I am about to board a plane to India where i can hopefully figure out my situation and get back to Texas. There were a few times when I didn’t think I would make it at times. I was astounded by the amount of sand. We were walking on the roof of single story buildings! But I am ok now and hope to see you soon.

From,
Chris

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