A storm of dust is taking place in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region; the weather forecasters also claim bad contamination of the air in the town, and a strong wind. Local outlet "Kramatorsk post" reported that, citing users of social networks.
The citizens report strong gusts of wind, light rains and a dustr storm, which reduced visibility on the street. The dust lay on cars and clothes.
Eco-City, the air quality monitoring website shows dangerous level of air contamination with particles of dust. The dust indexes with the particle size of 2.5 micrometers and 10 micrometers are exceeded. According to the monitoring system, such air is harmful even for healthy people. Those with cardiovascular disease are strictly forbidden to stay on the streets, because even a small amount of physical activity could cause a negative impact. The risk of getting a heart attack or a stroke increases considerably.
According to Donetsk regional environment department, the level of dust in the air in Kramatorsk exceeds the normal one over the last week.
Svitlana Marchuk, the head of the lab of Donetsk regional centre for hydrometeorology claimed that dust storms are caused by the structure and humidity rate of the soil, the plant cover on the ground, the nature of the local landscape and wind speed.