NOVA "The Storm that Drowned a City" on WXXI-TV

NOVA "The Storm that Drowned a City" on WXXI-TV

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 8:00pm
Two men paddle in high water after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area, August 31, 2005, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A minute-by-minute eyewitness account of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

NOVA presents a minute-by-minute eyewitness account of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, exploring why the flood defenses and disaster relief planning failed to match Katrina's fury. What made this storm so deadly? How accurately did scientists predict its impact? And why are powerful hurricanes like Katrina likely to strike more often? The program investigates the immense challenges posed by rebuilding New Orleans, and why — despite all the knowledge of the peril faced by its citizens — the city was so tragically unprepared when the long-feared disaster finally struck.

NOVA "The Storm that Drowned a City" encores Tuesday, May 18 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011 and 11).

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology, and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.

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