Documentary about floods and volcanoes and the destruction they can cause. The programme looks at devastating floods in various places from Cornwall to New Orleans, discusses some of the most lethal volcanoes in the world and features real life accounts of disastrous events.
Flood Witness the destructive power of water, when floods strike without warning. When extreme weather kills, floods are the number one cause of death; when water runs out of control and becomes a flood nothing can stop it. We see frightening examples of this in the freak flash flood that took place in Boscastle, Cornwall where cars and other vehicles were swept up by the floodwater and taken out to sea; in destructive mudslides that destroyed everything in their path in Caraballeda, Venezuela; in the misery caused when the mighty Mississippi River rose so fast that it could fill one and a half Olympic-size swimming pools every second, and in the devastation that the overwhelming storm surge of Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans. Watching the destructive forces of nature is indescribably breathtaking and dramatic. Volcano Volcanoes have the power to create and also to destroy and without them Earth would be a very different place as they have created a good deal of the land we live on. Thrilling aerial photography brings us right into the heart of powerful volcanic eruptions as well as allowing us to see lava rivers travelling at phenomenal speeds, superheated flying rocks, torrents of boiling ash destroying everything in their path and lethal mudflows close up. We witness ash shooting twenty miles into the stratosphere, sea water turning into superheated steam and ash clouds turning day into night. 'Volcano' gets up close and personal with the deadliest volcanoes on the planet. Merging remarkable human stories and the latest scientific innovations with spectacular new footage, it's a treacherous journey to the most fiery and dangerous places on Earth.