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Los Angeles, U.S.A. — Hurricane Sandy is one of the most treacherous weather events to hit the United States – affecting millions by floods, fires, blackouts and mass evacuations. But how did Sandy become such a powerful storm? Were there any better predictors that could have given us more warning? And what lessons have we learned?
“Megastorm,” airing Sunday, November 18 at 9 PM E/P on Discovery Channel’s “Curiosity” series in the US and then across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, follows the action hour-by-hour from the hurricane’s formation in the Caribbean through its intensification in Cuba to the devastation across the East Coast. Using on-the-ground expert analysis and CGI and satellite imaging, “Curiosity” explores how distinct phenomena combined to create the perfect storm and how we can prepare for the next one.
The episode also takes viewers inside the storm with footage captured by those on the ground using their own cameras and smartphones. Survivors share their stories, some narrowly escaping with their lives, and recount what it was like as Sandy engulfed their city.
“Curiosity”, now in its second season on Discovery Channel, brings the ‘I wonder?’ moment to television with a unique array of provocative subjects.
“Megastorm” is produced by Darlow Smithson Productions for Discovery Channel. “Curiosity” is overseen by Vice President, Development and Production Howard Swartz and Senior Vice President, Development and Production Simon Andreae. To learn more, go to dicovery.com, or follow discovery on Facebook and on Twitter @Discovery.