Item Details

Twisters and Weird Weather [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Tornadoes are one of nature's deadliest forces, unmatched in fury, speed and destructive power. Over the centuries, tornadoes have wrought destruction on a huge scale and cost a great many lives. This program takes a look at some of the most devastating twister storms to hit the planet in the last 100 years. From the world's worst twister (which struck Daultipur in Bangladesh in 1989), to the most expensive tornado in history (the 1999 Oklahoma Tornado which caused
Release Date
2008
Run Time
47 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
Series
The World's Worst Disasters
World's Worst Disasters
Contents
  • Introduction: Twisters and Weird Weather: The World's Worst Disasters (2:03)
  • Deadliest Tornado in History (3:05)
  • Classification of Tornadoes (3:48)
  • 1999 Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak (2:25)
  • Most Expensive Tornado Outbreak in America (3:42)
  • Fujita Rating (1:50)
  • Surviving an F-5 Tornado (3:27)
  • Tri-State Tornado (2:56)
  • Tornado Forecasting (2:47)
  • Tornado Spotter Danger (2:43)
  • 1979 Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak (2:40)
  • 1979 Super Outbreak (1:52)
  • Dangers of Tornadoes (3:04)
  • Tornadoes in Britain (2:00)
  • Atmospheric Vortex Engine (3:15)
  • Thrill Seekers (3:46)
  • Credits: Twister and Weird Weather: The World's Worst Disasters (0:33)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2008]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
  • 95236s Films Media Group
  • 95246 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min., 18 sec.)) : sd., col.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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