many people died from dust pneumonia or lung diseases. to help survive people put wet cloths over their faces to keep the dust out. the dust bowl affected many people from adults to children in awful ways. people starved from not having any crops due to no rain. and people were forced to move to the great plains.
Southwest Kansas and the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles were affected most by the Dust Bowl. The dust bowl winds began in 1932 but the Dust Bowl got its name from the horrendous winds beginning in 1935. The primary area it effected was the southern Plains. The northern Plains were not hit so badly but the drought, the blowing dust, and the decline of agriculture in the region had a nationwide effect.
Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, The Dust Bowl was a period in the 30s where there were a series of severe dust storms causing agricultural and ecological problems. The Dust Bowl states were composed of mainly Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. The surrounding Great Plains regions were also affected by the severe dust storms.