WOW. I'm sorry to bump this old thread, but I think first-timers, like me, should really see the pics/vids in here. That is freakin NUTS. Like balls to the wall nuts. I'm scared
So, in a storm like that, I would assume the best bet is to hop in your vehicle? I can't image many structures standing up to that. How about the regular LoveMonkey MH? Any chance of survival if it's properly rebarred with a gap between the sides and the ground, and open at both ends?
A well done monkey hut will probably survive, and that's why they're popular.
Alternatively, one could just take off running in the dust storm. That could be fun. But...flying pvc would probably impale you. And that's never fun for anyone. Unless you are an admirer of Vlad the Impaler. Then you may find amusement. But that would make you a sick fuck and sick fucks aren't generally too cool to be around.
Sure, you can hop in your vehicle, if you don't mind cooling your heels indefinitely.
The first major dust storm I experienced was 4 hours long. It was my first year, so I relaxed and read a book while the roof of my tent performed interesting gymnastics above me. I don't regret that, but these days I tend to be a lot more active during storms. Then again, I'm poor at napping. (If you can nap anywhere, and need one, that might be an excellent use of your time. You can check the integrity of your camp, and then bed down.)
In 2008 there were two 8 hour windstorms, and I learned that my favorite new way of handling such things is 1) check how camp is holding up first 2) go meet the neighbors, and then go out dancing. If you shield your eyes, you'll (probably) be fine, so keep your goggles readily at hand.