Experience some of history's greatest natural disasters first hand. Take an in-depth look at some of the most intense challenges Mother Nature has to offer; and find out what we can do to help avoid such disasters in the future.
This explosive two-DVD set includes:
Tornadoes: Nature's Death Spirals - From some of the first documented killer tornadoes in 1938 to the establishment of the National Severe Storms Laboratory, learn the history of the furious enigma known as the tornado.
Hurricanes: Deadly Wind, Deadly Rain - They are trouble in paradise - covering up to 600 miles and carrying sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour. Discover the story behind some of history's most destructive hurricanes!
Nor'easters: Killer Storms - Beneath New England's serene facade lies one of nature's most potent furies: nor'easters. Fierce winter storms with winds up to 75 miles per hour and wave crests of 15 feet or higher, they have the power to reshape entire coast lines.
Tsunami: Killer Waves - They are as mysterious as they are deadly - there are no obvious warning signs. Learn how the destructive menace of tsunami has transformed the geography and character of Hawaii forever.
Blizzards: White Out! - No other kind of weather so often returns the modern city and inhabitants to a pioneer state. The word "blizzard" comes from a military term for a volley of gunfire - and the storms that bear this name are equally as deadly!
Flash Floods: Deadly Downpour - Their deadly force comes from speed, stealth and awesome intensity. In a matter of hours - or minutes - rain can combine with a river or stream to create a deadly wall of water; a flash flood is born.
Firestorms: Nature Out of Control - There is an uneasy alliance between humans and fire. We live with fire, we need fire - but nothing can stop its raging power once it's out of control!
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