Wall of Dust Rolls Toward Residents in Parkes, New South Wales

A large dust storm swept through towns in the drought-stricken Central West region of New South Wales on January 19.

This footage shows the storm rolling over the community of Parkes.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecasted severe thunderstorms with damaging winds for the Central West region.

Despite some recent rainfall, the Dubbo council area is still under level 4 water restrictions. Residents may only water their lawn on Wednesdays and Sundays for a maximum of 30 minutes a day.

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries declared the entire region in a state of “intense drought”. Credit: Trudie Varcoe via Storyful