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A comparison of the effects of Hurricane Floyd  (Florida) and Hurricane Mitch (Honduras)
A comparison of the effects of Hurricane Floyd (Florida) and Hurricane Mitch (Honduras)

Duration: 01:26

The victims of 'natural' disasters like hurricanes are usually the very poor.

 
Coastal flooding in the UK
Coastal flooding in the UK

Duration: 04:10

In 1953 a depression off the coast of the UK led to extensive flooding along the East coast of Britain.

 
Economic relief and recovery after a natural disaster
Economic relief and recovery after a natural disaster

Duration: 02:55

The effect of hurricane Mitch on the economy of Honduras.

 
Flooding in the Netherlands
Flooding in the Netherlands

Duration: 02:48

The greatest threat of flooding in the Netherlands has traditionally come from the sea. More recently, rivers have been responsible for flooding as people have increasingly built on floodplains.

 
Forest fires – the effects on people and property in Greece
Forest fires – the effects on people and property in Greece

Duration: 02:27

News footage of the effects of the 2009 wildfires around Athens and responses to them.

 
How hurricanes are formed
How hurricanes are formed

Duration: 03:28

Experts explain the relatively rare set of conditions needed to generate a hurricane.

 
How hurricanes are formed by Earth’s rotation
How hurricanes are formed by Earth’s rotation

Duration: 05:32

Physicist Helen Czerski goes to Mexico to show how hurricanes are formed. She shows how they are produced by Earth's rotation and an effect called the “coriolis”.

 
How tornadoes are formed
How tornadoes are formed

Duration: 07:34

By going to a real tornado in the USA, Helen Czerski explains how tornados are formed. She identifies some impacts of Spring time storms, such as flooding and dust storms.

 
Hurricane Floyd misses Florida but comes ashore in North Carolina - 1999
Hurricane Floyd misses Florida but comes ashore in North Carolina - 1999

Duration: 04:13

In 1999, Hurricane Floyd's effected on the landscape and population of Florida and North Carolina.

 
Hurricane Katrina – modelling the consequences
Hurricane Katrina – modelling the consequences

Duration: 02:41

Comparing actual damage from Hurricane Katrina and a digital model tests the accuracy of computer forecasting of the impacts of hurricanes.

 
Hurricane Mitch strikes Honduras in 1998
Hurricane Mitch strikes Honduras in 1998

Duration: 02:08

Honduras's dependence on agricultural exports makes it particularly vulnerable when there's a hurricane.

 
Landslides in China, August 2010
Landslides in China, August 2010

Duration: 01:32

Heavy rainfall in August 2010 contributed to a series of landslides in north-western China.

 
Monsoon floods in Pakistan: causes
Monsoon floods in Pakistan: causes

Duration: 02:39

Exceptional monsoon rains in 2010 led to devastating floods across large areas of Pakistan.

 
Monsoon floods in Pakistan: causes and effects
Monsoon floods in Pakistan: causes and effects

Duration: 03:48

The BBC World Service reports on the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010 caused by the monsoon rains.

 
Monsoon floods in Pakistan: stranded communities
Monsoon floods in Pakistan: stranded communities

Duration: 02:20

Members of Pakistan's military rescue stranded villagers during the monsoon floods of August 2010.

 
Monsoon floods in Pakistan: the rescue effort
Monsoon floods in Pakistan: the rescue effort

Duration: 01:55

The BBC correspondent Orla Guerin reports on rescue efforts in Pakistan during the floods of August 2010.

 
New Orleans levee failures
New Orleans levee failures

Duration: 03:11

Professor Ivor Van Heerden of the LSU Hurricane Centre creates a forensic time map to investigate when and why the New Orleans levees failed during Hurricane Katrina.

 
Parting the Red Sea
Parting the Red Sea

Duration: 03:33

Professor Iain Stewart describes the theory that a volcano-triggered tsunami was the inspiration for the Bible story of God parting the Red Sea to save Moses and his Hebrew followers

 
The effects of  Hurricane Mitch on informal settlement in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
The effects of Hurricane Mitch on informal settlement in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Duration: 03:15

Hurricane Mitch triggered a major relief effort.

 
The formation of a tropical storm – Hurricane Mitch, October 1998
The formation of a tropical storm – Hurricane Mitch, October 1998

Duration: 03:30

The development and effects of category five hurricane Mitch.

 
The impact of coastal floods on Canvey Island
The impact of coastal floods on Canvey Island

Duration: 3:21

In 1953, a powerful storm surge affected sections of the East coast of Britain. Residents of Canvey Island in the Thames Estuary were badly affected by coastal flooding.

 
Why did Boscastle flood?
Why did Boscastle flood?

Duration: 01:55

The BBC's Fergus Walsh explains how the weather, the nature of the land and human geography combined to create the Boscastle floods of 2004.

 
Wildfires in Russia, summer 2010
Wildfires in Russia, summer 2010

Duration: 01:35

A prolonged heatwave in July and August 2010 led to wildfires and smog in western Russia.

 

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