A series of documentary specials about natural disasters around the world, not only featuring new and spectacular footage, but also focusing on the incredible human interest stories behind these catastrophes.
This episode follows some of the most notable flood stories that have occurred in recent history. From the Swiss mountain town of Brig to the Guadalupe River in Texas, floods have wiped out entire communities and left behind billions in damage. Compelling footage and interviews with victims and rescue workers who have survived help to demonstrate the unpredictability of floods.
The story begins with an unpredictable flood that occurred in 1993 as powerful rain fell in the mountains surrounding Brig, Switzerland. A local resident tells her story of devastation and survival, almost losing her son in the disaster. From there, we meet the MAP research team, a group of meteorologists who follow storms on the Electra, the US Atmospheric Research Lab in the Sky. Their mission is to try and predict more precisely where flash floods may occur in an effort to save lives and communities. In Los Angeles, our cameras are rolling as the L.A. Fire Department trains for flood rescue situations in the canals, which are known claim victims every year. In Texas, we are taken back to the scene of a disastrous flood by a man who headed up rescue efforts in 1987, when a bus carrying a group of teenagers was swept away by violent flood waters.
LENGTH: 1 x 50 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
CLOSED CAPTIONS: Yes
ASPECT RATIO: 4:3
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2000
RELEASE YEAR: 2000
SUPPLIER: Langbein & Skalnik Media
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide