Season 1, Episode 1: Avalanche10 October 1997
Avalanches are at last becoming predictable if not preventable. This program shares what scientists have learned about the causes of avalanches and, through the stories of people caught in them, why avalanches are so deadly.
Season 1, Episode 2: Blizzard17 October 1997
The program describes the stories of several people who barley survived sudden blizzards in a car, a tent, a snow cave and in the open. The lucky victims spent weeks stranded. The unlucky one lost limbs or loved ones.
Season 1, Episode 3: Earthquake24 October 1997
Season 1, Episode 4: Fire31 October 1997
Season 1, Episode 5: Flood7 November 1997
This program tells the story of several unexpected floods that arose so suddenly that people in their paths had hardly any time to react to reach safety.
Season 1, Episode 6: Hurricane14 November 1997
This program tells the stories of several people who just barely survived hurricanes. It explains how hurricanes are formed and the phenomena that cause so much damage; the eye wall and storm surge.
Season 1, Episode 7: Lightning21 November 1997
This program explores lightning in all its manifestations including upward lighting, stepped leaders and sprites with dozens of exemplary videos. It also examines how planes and cars are unaffected by lightning strikes while people suffer severely but somehow often survive the experience.
Season 1, Episode 8: Tidal Wave28 November 1997
Season 1, Episode 9: Tornado5 December 1997
This program describes the diverse experiences of the residents of Tornado Alley with all sizes of tornadoes and provides a basic explanation of how and why tornadoes form.
Season 1, Episode 10: Volcano12 December 1997
Every volcano has its own personality. This program visits several to display their diverse behavior and dangers.
16 August 2009
Witness the destructive power of water, when floods strike without warning. See it all up-close - from the overwhelming storm surge of Hurricane Katrina, to the destructive landslides in Venezuela, to the misery caused by the Mississippi River floods.
4 October 2009
The punishing waves in sea storms have destroyed innumerable ships and lives over the centuries. This program explains how winds stirs up the huge waves that cause so much damage with examples of their devastating effects.
9 August 2009
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