The next picture was taken yesterday afternoon, same area, after 2 days of winds in the 50-70 MPH range: The blowing dust was terrible. These old houses are not the most airtight of buildings. In the areas where there were wheat stubble fires last summer, it was a complete brown-out. I haven't found any damage around here. All the trees seem to have all their limbs.
It was dry enough this summer that weeds didn't grow real good, so that eliminated the problems of tumbleweeds traveling through at 60 MPH and destroying everything in its path. Winds today are only supposed to be in the 20 MPH range, so it won't be so bad.
Oh well, such is life in the fast lane. Could be worse.