1008 Hurricane Charlie: Punta Gorda, Friday the 13th
1013 Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans : Before, During and After
1038 Hurricane on the Bayou (IMAX)
1031 Inside Hurricane Katrina
1034 Isaac's Storm
1010 IVAN: A Portrait from Earth and Space
1012 Katrina & Wilma: As They Happened
1019 NOVA: Hurricane Katrina, the Storm that Drowned a City
1014 Katrina: America’s Costliest Storm
1026 Hurricane Katrina: A Storm Chaser's Story
1041 Katrina: American Catastrophe
1043 Katrina: Send in the Guard
1037 The Hurricane of '38
1059 Hurricane Ike
1074 When Weather Changed History (out of print)
1075 Storm Stories
1084 Prehistoric Megastorms
1095 NOVA: Inside the Megastorm: Sandy
Superstorm 2012: Sandy *National Geographic)
2079 The "New" (Post-Katrina) FEMA and Managing Expectations
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Hurricane Charlie: Punta Gorda, Friday the 13th (75 minutes)
Ever wonder what it is like to stand in the middle of a CAT 4 hurricane while buildings around you are beginning to disintegrate in 145 mph gales? These BNVN videographers did just that and captured perhaps the wildest hurricane wind and rain footage ever. We note they had to use underwater cameras in order to get many of the shots.
1008 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H
Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans : Before, During and After
Videographer and storm chaser Doug Kiesling (Breaking News Video Network) had one of the few cameras rolling inside New Orleans during the height and aftermath of Katrina (you’ve seen his work on all the networks). But watch this first person narrative of the arrival of the storm, its blinding fury, and the sudden chilling realization that the waters are rising…and he needs a way out! Fast!
1013 DVD-R, $14.95 plus S&H
Hurricane on the Bayou (42 minutes, plus feature materials)
This IMAX™ film, focusing on the critical role of wetlands in protecting the Louisiana coast, was in production when Katrina struck. The aftermath scenes are breathtaking, as are the stunning visuals of the before and after scenes of the coast, wetlands and wildlife. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the soundtrack also features superb New Orleans music by Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Fats Domino, Aaron Neville, Amanda Shaw and more. The DVD will entertain, but it also issues a compelling call to action to society in order to avoid the “next Katrina disaster.”
1038 DVD, $14.95 plus S&H
Inside Hurricane Katrina (96 minutes)
This National Geographic production presents a gripping minute-by-minute countdown of Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast. Detailing the collision of science with politics, it raises many disturbing questions that we as a nation must answer…before a disaster of this magnitude happens again…as it surely will if we do not learn from this tragedy.
1031 DVD-R, $14.95 plus S&H
Isaac’s Storm (100 minutes)
In this feature-length History Channel special based on Erik Larson's AMS-award winning book, "Isaac's Storm," weather experts, historians, and survivors' descendants guide us through that horrific day in 1900 when a CAT 4 hurricane took as many as 12,000 lives in a Texas coastal boom-town. Before Katrina in New Orleans, there was Galveston…how much have we really learned as a society in 100 years?
1034 DVD-R, $14.95 plus S&H
Ivan: A Portrait from Earth and Space (70 minutes)
Before Katrina, there was Ivan. This massive storm is described by Dr. Bill Williams in an excellent tutorial on the life cycle and impacts of a major Gulf Coast hurricane. Ideal for introductory or tropical meteorology courses. Portions of the proceeds benefit the AMS student chapter at the University of Southern Alabama.
1010 DVD-R, $14.95 plus S&H
WILMA & KATRINA: As They Happened (76 minutes)
Richard Horodner is the dean of hurricane chasers. And he catches them, too, with his cameras. He and his crew got into the belly of two of 2005’s beasts…Katrina and Wilma. Witness the raw and uncut scenes what it was like…and a great way to teach folks why they should heed evacuation notices.
1012 DVD-R, $14.95 plus S&H out of print
NOVA: Hurricane Katrina - The Storm that Drowned a City (45 minutes)
New Orleans: The Storm That Drowned A City will present a minute-by-minute account of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. NOVA will look at what made the hurricane so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses and advance disaster relief planning, this event has resulted in destruction on an unprecedented scale for the Gulf Coast region. The program will offer eyewitness testimony of what actually happened during the storm, along with state- of-the-art graphic descriptions of the calamity. NOVA will also examine the question of whether storms, like Katrina, are increasing in frequency and becoming more powerful and explore what economic, political, and scientific defenses are available to overcome these events. NOVA will investigate how the long-term ecology of New Orleans and the shrinking wetlands surrounding it steadily increased the city’s vulnerability, and will also explain why, despite scientific improvements in the city’s flood and storm defense capabilities, the protective levee system failed.
More than just an engineering story, New Orleans: The Storm That Drowned A City will investigate why- despite all the knowledge of the peril faced by New Orleans- the city was tragically unprepared when the long-feared disaster finally struck. And finally, NOVA will look to the future and ask the question- is there anything that can be done to restore New Orleans to a habitable and safer city?
1019 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H
Katrina: America ’s Costliest Storm (50 minutes)
From the Coastal Weather Research Center of the University of Southern Alabama, Dr. Bill Williams assembles the satellite and radar imagery, along with on the ground damage surveys, that document the life cycle of this legendary storm. Excellent for classroom instruction in earth sciences and natural disaster courses.
1014 DVD-R, $14.95 plus S&H
Hurricane Katrina: A Storm Chaser’s Story (55 minutes)
This award winning DVD from veteran hurricane chasers Jim Edds and Scott McPartland details the rampage of Katrina from South Florida to the Gulf Coast. They were there as the 25 foot storm surge crashed through Biloxi and experienced 125+ mph winds roaring through a parking structure in Gulfport. Dramatic aftermath video, along with scenes from the NOAA G4 and P3 hurricane hunters and stunning radar and satellite imagery. A great video for tropical weather and introductory weather courses.
1026 DVD-R, $14.95 plus S&H
Katrina: American Catastrophe (45 minutes)
One of the best recountings of all that went wrong, and right, in our dealings with the monster hurricane that became known as Katrina. The DVD provides the key information and historical backdrops to understand the anatomy of the disaster, along with interviews with Max Mayfield and Hugh Willoughby. Produced for the History Channel.
1041 DVD, $14.95 plus S&H
Katrina: Send in The Guard (45 minutes)
Katrina caused immeasurable suffering for hundreds of thousands of citizens, and took a heavy toll as well upon those who came to help. This DVD recounts the often gut wrenching experiences of the National Guard and Coast Guard heroes who rescued literally thousands from likely death traps in the hours and days after the tempest struck, even while their own headquarters were being submerged and destroyed. One of the Violent Earth Series programs produced for the History Channel.
1043 DVD, $14.95 plus S&H
The Hurricane of ’38 (53 minutes)
It killed over 600, sank 6000 boats and destroyed 8000 structures – all without any warning. As the Depression was ending, New Englanders were thinking of war in Europe and not hurricanes – which “did not hit their part of the country." The U.S. Weather Bureau ignored the advice of the one forecaster who saw it coming, and the result was a tragedy that engulfed hundreds of thousands, including a vacationing actress named Katherine Hepburn. The quality of the amazing film footage recovered, portraying scenes both during and after the storm, is astounding, and has rarely been seen before. Though told in a narrative form by focusing on selected families, this DVD presents a gripping tale of what can happen when nature strikes without any alert. It places our modern day hurricane forecasting system in an entirely new perspective. Produced by WGBH as part of the American Experience Series.
1037 DVD, $14.95 plus S&H (out of print)
Hurricane Ike (60 minutes)
Intrepid hurricane interceptors Jim Edds, Jeff Piotrowski and Chris Collura literally get inside of Hurricane Ike. Standing waist deep in storm surge within the calm eye, they can actually hear the roar of the approaching eyewall backside. A front row seat to a weather disaster.
1059 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H
NOVA: Inside the Megastorm: Sandy
Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous? NOVA goes "Inside the Megastorm" giving viewers a blow by blow recounting of Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, "Inside the Megastorm" gives scientific context to a new breed of storms.
1095 DVD $19.95 plus S&H
Superstorm 2012 - Sandy (National Geographic)
National Geographic goes inside the eye of the superstorm, Hurricane Sandy, to explore why it happened and how it could happen again. Weaving together user-generated stories from those who rode out the catastrophic storm, first responders, weather experts and storm chasers, Superstorm 2012 explores the mammoth and merciless wake that caused fatalities and paralyzed life for millions of people. Find out in depth how this storm - dubbed a "Frankenstorm" by some media - developed and grew as National Geographic examines the science behind its extreme forces and digs further into the unpredictability of nature's fury and its devastating consequences in the 21st century.
1096 DVD $19.95 plus S&H
When Weather Changed History 5 DVD-set
From the long running Weather Channel series that highlights us the dramatic ways that weather has
changed human history. This 5 DVD set has thirteen full 42-minute programs in wide screen format with 5:1 Dolby Stereo.
Meteorologist Jim Cantore narrates. Learn how a cold front changed NASA space program for ever in the inside story of the Challenger Disaster. The weather has played a key role in battle since time immemorial. The impacts of weather during WWII, from the D-Day Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, the naval war in the Pacific and surprising facts about how weather factored into the first Gulf War. Aviation weather history was made in the crashes of Delta 191 and the Air Florida tragedy in Washington, DC, and the changes they brought to airport operations and the nation's weather services. The programs are filled with interviews of the people involved and rare historic footage. Special bonus items include a When Weather Changed History timeline poster. Rated G. Total run time: approximately 9 hours.
DVD 1: "Rescue from the South Pole," "Battle of the Bulge"
DVD 2: "Challenger," "Race to Nome"
DVD 3: "1927 Mississippi Flood," "Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers"
DVD 4: "Air Florida," "Crash of Delta 191"
DVD 5: "Operation Eagle Claw," "Navy Typhoon," "The Forgotten Hurricane," "D-Day Anniversary," "Battlefield Iraq"
1074 5-DVD set $19.95 plus S&H
Storm Stories 6-DVD set
Now available in a 6-DVD boxed set, the best of the Weather Channel's acclaimed series, Storm Stories.
The weather is the ultimate drama. In the battle of humans vs. nature, these are the true stories of the survivors: the rescuers who never gave up and the victims who never gave in. First person accounts and stunning footage of weather dramtically impacting the lives of real people. Every survivor has a story - from which must all learn. Full screen, Dolby 5:1 Stereo. Rated G. Special Bounus DVD, "Epic Conditions." Total run time: approximately 10 hours 45 minutes.
DVD 1: "Blown from Her Arms," "Lives Torn Apart," "Allison's Wake," "Shelter from the Storm," "Tornado Terror"
DVD 2: "Gone in an Instant," "After School Twister," "Without Warning," "Left Behind After Floyd," "Laguna Landslide"
DVD 3: "Hurricane Ivan," "Ice Storm," "Weather Dog," "F-5 Tornado," "Black Tie - Black Night"
DVD 4: "Tornado Six Pack," "In the River's Path," "Deafening Sound," "Iowa November Tornado," "When Chuckie Met Ivan"
DVD 5: "New Orleans - Katrina," "Christmas Day Mudslide," "Plainfield Tornado," "Rogue Wave," "Super Outbreak"
DVD 6: "Epic Conditions," "Hawaii Big Wave Surfing"
1075 6-DVD set $19.95 plus S&H
Prehistoric Megastorms (2 DVD Set – 2 hours)
Six programs detailing proposed “paleoweather” events. What if the biblical flood was not caused by rain? Archeology and geology are providing evidence that the failure of a natural dam 8000 years ago flooded what is now the Black Sea, a catastrophe imprinted on civilization’s collective memory as legends of a great flood. Then, Vulcanology, DNA and paleoclimate are called upon to delve into a mystery – why do all humans trace their ancestry back to only ~5000 females? A clue - the climate change resulting from the eruption of Toba 75,000 years ago. Also included: Hypercanes, Mega Tsunamis, Comet Storms, and a prehistoric English superflood.
1084 DVD-R $14.95 plus S&H
The "New" (Post-Katrina) FEMA and Managing Expectations
Michael S. Beeman, director, National Preparedness Division, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security
The AMS Journal: Program 2009-2
In this video from the American Meteorological Society, Michael S. Beeman, director of the national preparedness division for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), shares what he saw in the midst of Hurricane Katrina and the lessons learned that are now incorporated into current natural disaster planning. Learn about what was done right and what was learned from the Mississippi disaster.
2079 DVD-R $4.95 plus S&H
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