Haboob Haiku: Arizona Tweets About Storm Safety

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Summer dust storms that blow through Phoenix have a funny name — haboobs — but they can be deadly. This summer, Arizona's transportation officials turned to poetry in their safety campaign, encouraging Twitter users to tweet haikus. This one came from Mindy Lee: "Haboobs blow through town / In one instant it is dark / Pull over and wait."

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Summer dust storms in Arizona have a funny name - haboobs - but they can be deadly. This summer, Arizona transportation officials turned to poetry in their safety campaign, encouraging Twitter users to tweet haikus, like this one from Mindy Lee: Haboobs blow through town. In one instant it is dark. Pull over and wait. And here's Will Watson's: You're not a Jedi. This is not Tatooine, Luke. Pull over, man. It's MORNING EDITION.

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