In six classic programs, National Geographic reveals the sheer power and strength of nature’s greatest forces. Experience the devastation and tragedy caused by deadly tsunamis and hurricanes, see what happens inside the heart of a whirling tornado, witness incredible up-close shots of the powerful white wall of a rolling avalanche, and hear chilling first-hand accounts from survivors of some of the worst natural disasters.
Programs include Storm of the Century, Tornado Intercept, Drowning New Orleans, Avalanche: The White Death, Tsunami: Killer Wave, and Violent Earth.
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Storm of the Century
Power lines down, amazingly high speed winds, and deadly cold temperatures raged through the eastern United States with one violent bang. Storm of the Century presents an up close and personal look into the terrifying effects of these acts of nature. National Geographic has compiled shattering footage of some of the worst catastrophe's to hit the Florida's Gulf Coast and all the way to Canada. Witness one family's horrible ordeal to survive a 12-foot-high storm surge that wipes away what was supposed to be a happy weekend.
56 minutes. © 1998
Witness the construction and first deployment of the revolutionary Tornado Intercept Vehicle8,000 pounds of 1/4'' armor plating, bullet-proof windows, state-of-the-art IMAX camera, and a crew of hardcore, thrill-seeking filmmakers.Plunge into the killing zone of tornadoes capable of generating 300-mph-plus winds as researchers risk life and limb to shoot never-before-seen footage from within these monster storms.
60 minutes. © 2005
Drowning New Orleans
On August 28, 2005, an early Sunday morning, America woke up to a shocking surprise. Katrina, a moderate "category one" hurricane that recently skirted Florida, had blown up and had become into a "category five" killer and it was headed straight for New Orleans. Join National Geographic as we survey the vast devastation after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans..
52 minutes. © 2006
Tsunami: Killer Wave
The globe learned on December 26, 2004, that tsunamis can bring death and devastation to the world's coastlines. The product of undersea earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, tsunamis can race across oceans at more than 500 miles an hour, leaving a huge wake of destruction when they hit shore. Because it is difficult for scientists to predict how large these massive waves can be, tsunamis are one of the least understood of nature's forces, and one of the most dangerous.
50 minutes. © 2011
Avalanche: The White Death and Violent Earth
Avalanche! This fierce force of nature can snap trees as if they were twigs, reduce houses to rubble, and kill anyone unlucky enough to stand in the way. Hear terrifying stories of being buried alive. Watch as a wall of white roars forward then stops short just feet from the cameraman. Learn the danger signs of an avalanche, and find out what to do if you're caught in one. Fly with the experts who drop explosives on snow-laden mountains to study made-to-order avalanches. Relive some of history's worst avalanches, including a deadly American tragedy96 people, some crushed beyond recognition in Washington State.
57 minutes. © 1999
Where and when the next mega disaster will strikevolcanic eruption, earthquake, tsunami or hurricaneis the focus of Violent Earth. Join tsunami scientist Jose Borrero of the University of Southern California on his trip to visit Banda Aceh with a National Geographic film team, barely one week after the December 26, 2004, tsunamia tsunami so strong it actually moved the island of Sumatra a hundred feet.
52 minutes. © 2006