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Movie: Crawl

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. [more inside]
posted by ejs on Jun 22, 2020 - 6 comments

Book: The Storm of the Century

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today’s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the booming port city on Texas’s Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, the city that hours earlier had stood as a symbol of America’s growth and expansion was now gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: Eight thousand corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, smashing them into pieces, while wind gusts had upended steel girders and trestles, driving them through house walls and into sidewalks. No race or class was spared its wrath. In less than twenty-four hours, a single storm had destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 15, 2019 - 3 comments

Fear the Walking Dead: The Code  Season 4, Ep 11

Morgan's journey is derailed by some new acquaintances. [more inside]
posted by jimw on Sep 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Podcast: Radiolab from WNYC: Playing God

When people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose? What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god? In this episode, we follow New York Times reporter Sheri Fink as she searches for the answer. In a warzone, a hurricane, a church basement, and an earthquake, the question remains the same. What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god? [more inside]
posted by jazon on Aug 22, 2016 - 2 comments

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