THE DUST BOWL, SBS One 8.35pm
THIS is weather like you’ve never seen. Dust storms 320km wide. It’s 1933 and the drought is a year old. By 1934, 46 of the 48 US states will be in drought. Banks are starting to foreclose as well. A huge storm moves east and dumps 5500 tonnes of dust on Chicago. When dust makes its way into the White House, the east coast finally starts asking what’s happening in the Great Plains.