- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 18, 2000
Localized and often ignored, they are the deadliest natural disasters in America.
Flash floods are often overlooked or dismissed as nuisances--flooded roads mean long commutes and tiresome cleanups. But these sudden rises in the water level of brooks, streams and rivers are extremely deadly---killing more people in an average year than any other type of natural disaster.
THE WRATH OF GOD talks with scientists and engineers to understand the forces that combine to create these deadly swells, and find out what can be done to contain them. Then, through interviews with survivors and extraordinary footage, FLASH FLOODS relives two of the worst such events in American history. In June of 1903, a flash flood claimed nearly a quarter of the population of Heppner, Oregon in less than an hour. 73 years later, 140 people died in Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado, when the swollen waters of a river swept through.
They are stealthy killers which often arrive with little warning, delivering destruction and deadly fury.