It seems hard to believe that given the thinness of Mars's atmosphere that storms could be dangerous, at least in terms of wind force. I could however see the storms picking up ultra-fine dust which could endanger the machinery of the rover. Fine dust can get into anything with exposed moving parts.
Does anyone know the MPH/KPH wind speed of Martian storms and how much force they generate compared with terrestrial weather?
Don't Panic.....There are dust covers for all of the equipment that can protect for the length of the Storm.
Some of the cameras even have glass covers so they can even take pictures while the storm rages.