Experience firsthand the unbridled fury of nature in this episode of the History Channel's Time Machine series. In 1991, a five-day hurricane hit the North American Atlantic coast, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. So terrible and rare that it is known to meteorologists as the Hundred Year Storm--because it is not likely to occur more than once per century--this bout of extreme weather caused a tragic number of unavoidable deaths, as well as millions of dollars in damage. Unable to reach the numerous citizens who found themselves at nature's mercy, the Coast Guard themselves had to fight for survival, unable to reach many who were trapped by the storm. The multiple calls that were answered successfully is a testament to the Coast Guard's strength and dedication, while the event itself, which inspired numerous books and films, will forever remain indelibly inked on the cultural consciousness of Canadians and Americans. Using archive footage from the U.S. Coast Guard as well as interviews with survivors, this film retraces those historic days in detail.