THE FORECAST CALLS FOR EPIC WEATHER ON DISCOVERY RAGING PLANET REVEALS MOTHER NATURE'S FURY
World Premiere Special Event Series Premiering Sunday, August 9 ay 9 PM
(SILVER SPRING MD.) � Take a thrilling ride right into the heart of the planet's
most amazing forces revealing the speed of a twister, the lethal force of a
lightning bolt, the power of a hurricane and the instant devastation of a flood in
the all new special event series RAGING PLANET premiering Sunday,
August 9 at 9 PM (ET/PT).
Each edition of RAGING PLANET looks at different weather event: Tornados,
Lightening, Hurricanes and Floods. Capturing nature at its wildest and most
furious, RAGING PLANET takes viewers into the eye of the storm and the heart
of the action.
"Only Discovery Channel can bring together the dramatic and the destructive in
such a compelling fashion. RAGING PLANET is non-stop awe-inspiring energy
and entertainment, said John Ford, President and General Manager of Discovery
Tornados -- August 9 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
Witness the awesome beauty and power of these amazing storms. See the most
spectacular footage of twisters ever shot, along with the stories of people whose
lives have changed forever after encountering these mega-storms. Using
breathtaking aerials, time-lapse and high speed photography, RAGING PLANET
reveals the science behind these mysterious storms and shows the effects of
their deadly force.
Lightning � August 9 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
It is the most powerful electrical force on earth, destroying anything it strikes.
Formed from ice, yet hotter than the sun, around ten million bolts of lightning
strike our planet everyday. But there is still much that is unknown about this
elusive phenomenon. In recent years, state of the art high-speed cameras have
captured lightning in unprecedented detail.
Hurricanes � August 16 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
Experience the dramatic power and destructive potential of the largest storms on
Earth. RAGING PLANET takes a breathtaking journey around the globe to the
most hurricane prone regions on Earth. From the spectacular Atlantic islands of
Cape Verde, where 80% of US hurricanes are born, to the devastation of the
most infamous hurricane in living memory, Katrina, meet the people who have
witnessed the full fury of nature and lived to tell the tale, and hear from the
scientists who are trying to better understand these most violent storms.
Flood � August 16 at 10 PM (ET/PT)
Extreme weather can kill and floods are the number one cause of death. See
how they can strike without warning, inundating entire towns within minutes and
wiping out entire towns. See it all up-close- from the overwhelming storm surge
of Hurricane Katrina, to the devastatingly destructive landslides in Venezuela,
and the scenes of human misery when the Mississippi and its tributaries burst
their banks in 2008. Witness the powerful force of water as a concrete mixer is
washed away in less than two feet of water and an entire house floats down
river. No place on earth is truly safe from the destructive power of water.
RAGING PLANET is produced for Discovery Channel by Pioneer Productions.
Bill Cosmas is executive producer for Pioneer Productions. Paul Gasek is
executive producer for Discovery Channel.
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