Perfect Disaster

7:30pm Saturday, August 28 on Prime

Ice Storm

Documentary

Every winter serious snowstorms bring chaos around the world, but snow is not the worst that winter can throw at us. There’s another more destructive killer storm that can bring a city to its knees within days. When it strikes it freezes everything it touches. Mummifying the modern world in an instant; this is called an ice storm. Tonight we head to Montreal to relive an ice storm that brought this city to its knees over a decade ago. Scientists now believe that there’s far worse to come. Strangely enough the nightmare begins with a warm spell…

7:30pm Saturday, August 21 on Prime

Documentary

Fire Storm

Each year mankind battles countless wild fires in a desperate bid to protect forests, homes and lives. But there is one kind of wildfire that we cannot fight. A fire so ferocious, it consumes everything in its path. It’s called a Fire Storm. When you see fires of that intensity, you know that there’s very little that we could possibly do to fight them in a conventional sense. In this fascinating documentary we’re thrown into the shoes of the men and women working for the Australian Rangers Service, all of which are at the forefront of Fire Storm science. For them the nightmare is about to begin…

7:30pm Saturday, August 14 on Prime

Documentary

Mega Flood

What are the physical limits to nature’s fury? What are the perfect conditions that would create the perfect storms? What would happen if a monster storms hit six of the world’s great cities? Perfect Disaster looks to answer these questions and tell the story of those who would have to deal directly with each potential disaster. On tonight’s episode we’re highlighting floods; the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Could the same thing happen to London that happened in New Orleans? The city is among the best defended in the world against flooding but there is a weakness. And London is about to find out what it is.

7:30pm Saturday, July 3 on Prime

Documentary Series

Mega Flood

London, with a population of 7 million, is one of the world’s largest low-lying cities. Through its heart snakes the River Thames. The Thames connects London to the cold waters of the North Sea and every day with the high tides the river brings the sea uncomfortably close. The city has always feared the power of its destructive neighbour, so much so that it has built an elaborate system of walls and gates to try and protect itself. But all this might not be enough if nature conspired to create the perfect flat. It would take a unique combination of events, the first of which would be lots and lots of rain. Could the same thing happen to London that happened in New Orleans? The city is among the best defended in the world against flooding but there is a weakness. And London is about to find out what it is.

7:30pm Saturday, June 26 on Prime

Documentary Series

Megaflood

London, with a population of 7 million, is one of the world’s largest low-lying cities. Through its heart snakes the River Thames. The Thames connects London to the cold waters of the North Sea and every day with the high tides the river brings the sea uncomfortably close. The city has always feared the power of its destructive neighbour, so much so that it has built an elaborate system of walls and gates to try and protect itself. But all this might not be enough if nature conspired to create the perfect flat. It would take a unique combination of events, the first of which would be lots and lots of rain. Could the same thing happen to London that happened in New Orleans? The city is among the best defended in the world against flooding but there is a weakness. And London is about to find out what it is.

7:30pm Saturday, June 19 on Prime

Documentary Series

Super Typhoon

The Pacific breeds the most powerful Hurricanes on earth. The seven million inhabitants of Hong Kong have never yet felt their full power, but a change in the weather means the most powerful force of nature is heading their way. Super typhoons have been known to grow over 1300 miles across with wind speeds up to 200 miles an hour. They have laid waste to entire coastlines and have torn apart towns and cities. But scientists believe that we’ve yet to see the worst.

7:30pm Saturday, June 12 on Prime

Documentary Series

Solar Storm

There is only one storm that’s powerful enough to engulf the entire planet and it will come from the sun. When it strikes earth it could destroy civilization as we know it. It is called a solar storm. Beneath the surface of the sun lies a force that could throw the modern world back to the stone-age. In tonight’s episode of Perfect Disaster there are just hours to go before a massive solar storm strikes the planet, and the Mayor of New York is set to face her greatest challenge.

7:30pm Saturday, June 5 on Prime

Documentary Series

Super Tornado

Each year tornadoes rip through mid-America. They strike with little or no warning causing destruction, injury and death. But recent science has shown that nature’s forces could combine to create a monster more destructive and deadly than we have ever experienced. In tonight’s first episode of Perfect Disaster we look into what would happen if a super tornado hit. At 1.5 miles wide with speeds of over 350 miles an hour, a mega-tornado would reduce downtown Dallas to a war zone within minutes. Scientists know it could happen and today is the day it does…