- Additional Details
- Format: 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: August 29, 2006
See how the 6,500 National Guardsmen responded to destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina.
- An inside look at the rescue and recovery operations during the storm and immediately afterwards.
- Meet the men and women charged with protecting New Orleans from the unprecedented disaster.
On August 29, 2005, Katrina came ashore. Already, there were 6,500 National Guardsmen stationed in Mississippi and Louisiana in preparation for the usual disaster relief, some of whom had only recently returned from Iraq.
This is the story of how they responded to the emerging crisis--rescuing and protecting people, supporting local police, helping evacuate thousands of people, patrolling the streets, ensuring law and order, rescuing thousands stranded in their homes, manning huge dozers to clear streets for emergency vehicles, and flying in 7,000-pound sandbags with helicopters to plug football field-sized holes in the levees. By the end of September, they'd saved more than 11,000 lives, helped approximately 70,000 people evacuate, and facilitated more than 100,000 others in Louisiana as they moved to safety. VIOLENT EARTH features firsthand accounts from the people who were on the frontlines of disaster relief.