- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 27, 2006
Eyewitness accounts and rare footage capture the devastation of what was at the time the most costly natural disaster in American history.
- A cautionary look at the type of storm experts expect will become more likely in coming years.
- Hear harrowing eyewitness accounts from survivors.
- Extraordinary footage captures the devastation of "The Hurricane."
On September 21, 1938 the residents of New England and Long Island were enjoying the last day of summer. While national attention focused on the Great Depression and the impending war in Europe, families extended summer vacations, children began a new school year, and Katharine Hepburn returned to her family's summer home in Connecticut to nurse a failing career. All were unaware that the hurricane barreling toward them at near record speed would become one of the deadliest in U.S. history, claiming hundreds of lives.
NATURES FURY relives the power and terror of the storm still known as The Hurricane to New Englands old-timers. At 500 miles wide, it wreaked destruction across great swathes of the coast, destroying entire communities, devastating fleets and literally remaking the map. Unfamiliar with hurricanes--the last truly epic storm to hit the Northeast was the great gale of 1898--the 25-million residents of the Northeast learned of their power firsthand in the most violent and destructive natural disaster in their history.