Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video presents film footage of some of the most ferocious storms of the 20th century. There are first-person accounts from survivors and expert analyses from meteorologists of the factors necessary to make such a killer storm. Included in the coverage is the Great Storm of 1953, which destroyed much of Northern Europe and sank the Princess Victoria ferry, drowning most of its passengers. There is also an account of the extra-tropical cyclone that devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States in 1993 and the struggle to save a large ship off the coast of Nova Scotia during a terrifying nor'easter. The viewer witnesses nature in its most violent state.