In the blink of an eye, waters can sweep away villages, winds can tear through communities, avalanches can bury sleepy mountain towns and the earth can quiver, crippling entire regions.
Earthquake, windstorm, avalanche and flood: four of nature’s most awesome weapons that unleash fury on people and structures are re-created in NGC’s four-part series Forecast: Disaster. Host Ben Fogle teams with leading experts and scientists in each episode to test the devastating science behind some of nature’s most catastrophic forces.
Striking entire regions with no warning, earthquakes devastate infrastructures and leave populations crippled. High-speed winds from tornadoes turn everyday debris in to objects of destruction, while storm surges from hurricanes have engulfed entire cities. And avalanches, often man-made, bury cozy mountain villages while ice storms leave millions of people without power and water.
But what is the science behind these acts of God, and can Mother Nature be recreated to find out? 3-D cameras are fitted to a purpose-built two-story house as weather conditions are reconstructed and tests carried out to demonstrate the catastrophic damage that extreme natural forces can cause in each episode. (Source: National Geographic Channel)