After a long increasing drought, record high heat, and powerful winds the semiarid region of the Plaines and grasslands was basically a desert. Drought was regular on the …show more content…
These storms affected many areas like Amarillo, Texas. In 1935, Amarillo had the worst year, the storms lasted 908 hours altogether. Everything was completely black for the three and a half days during one of these horrific storms. When these storms would move in farmers would lose everything. They had little money, because crop value dropped so much due to the fact that there was a surplus of crops. Many farmers did try to move out of the Dust Bowl area sadly, few were successful to leave.
For around seven years these storms came on a regular basis. Those who stayed suffer with dust in their food, clothes, and home. Dust managed to get in everywhere including the lungs causing many health problems. Not just people experienced hardships with the Dust Bowl, livestock suffered as well. Everyone and everything would try and escape the horrors, but everyone and everything would suffer.
In May of 1934 a massive dust storm fell on the Mall and the White House in Washington D.C., thankfully this helped the federal government focus and attended the problem that was quickly growing. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt