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This excellent Canadian documentary series endeavors to inform people about the types of events to expect when particular kinds of disaster occur. Every show discusses a different calamity. The series presents information which may allow viewers to make the best possible choices should they find themselves in a similar situation. Topics covered include mud slides, hurricanes, fires, burst water mains, and severe storms. The writers makes extensive use of archive footage, interviews with experts and accounts of previous historical events. For instance, one informative episode discussed the impact on a local area of a sudden mud slide causing extensive damage.

When Disaster Strikes is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on October 1, 2006.

Where do I stream When Disaster Strikes online? When Disaster Strikes is available for streaming on Content Media Corporation, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch When Disaster Strikes on demand at Amazon Prime, PBS online.

Content Media Corporation
2 Seasons, 8 Episodes
October 1, 2006
Documentary & Biography
6.2/10
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When Disaster Strikes Full Episode Guide

  • Hear the extraordinary story of hope after Cyclone Idai brings devastating flooding to Mozambique.

  • Pipes takes us into the infrastructure breakdown of our water system. Built to last 100 years; that time has come and gone. It's going to require a 300 billion dollar fix just to keep things going.

  • Hit by eight hurricanes in the previous eighteen months most Floridians have had a front row seat in the theater of disaster.

  • New Orleans offers a hard-hitting look at the New Orleans flood of 2005 รข as a result of the storm surge from a hurricane. Why is this city uniquely vulnerable to hurricanes?

  • What has changed that mudslides are happening more often? It is estimated they cause up to $2 billion in damages and 25 to 50 deaths annually. We investigate why mudslides happen, examine prevention methodologies and survival techniques.

  • Mold examines the toxic mold phenomena plaguing our nation. Studying this growing phenomenon from two points of view are Dr. Dorr Dearborn and Dr. Karen Bartlett. Why is appearance of toxic mold in our homes on the rise?

  • Every 20 seconds the fire department responds to a blaze in America. Every 135 minutes there is a civilian fire death. Property damage is in the billions. How do home fires start and how can we prevent them?

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