History Examines the Recent Wave of Killer Storms And Searches for Answers in Chilling New 'Superstorm 2012: Hell and High Water' Special

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November 9th, 2012

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HISTORY® Examines the Recent Wave of Killer Storms

And Searches for Answers in Chilling New Special






New York, NY, November 9, 2012 –Mankind has always been at the mercy of Mother Nature. We have faced everything from tidal waves, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes: but was superstorm Sandy different? Many believe this was just a taste of things to come. HISTORY’s new one-hour special SUPERSTORM 2012: HELL AND HIGH WATER (working title), premiering Sunday, November 18 at 9 p.m., is the story of a superstorm that is changing the way we think about the weather and our world.


Hurricane Sandy claimed more than 160 lives from the Caribbean to the East Coast of North America, leaving in its wake billions of dollars of destruction and devastation. SUPERSTORM 2012: HELL AND HIGH WATER (WT) brings together a team of some of the world’s best meteorologists and scientists who will take viewers inside the anatomy of a superstorm. They will show how a superstorm is formed and dissect the conditions that made Sandy spiral out of control. Viewers will witness the devastating results, hear amazing stories from those who were there and examine what needs to be done to save lives and property.


SUPERSTORM 2012: HELL AND HIGH WATER (WT), revealing and shocking in equal parts, will be relevant long after the debris is cleared. Was Sandy a freak storm; or is it part of an ever increasing cycle of natural disasters? Using the latest scientific data, HISTORY’s elite team will search for the clues that may offer a glimpse into a terrifying future.


SUPERSTORM 2012: HELL AND HIGH WATER (WT) is produced for HISTORY by Sky Vision.  John Verhoff is Executive Producer for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Sky Vision are Danny Tipping and Carl Hall, produced by Kathy Hale and Josh Whitehead.


    I’ll be there

  • Ben

    This is the network that aired the excellent special about: The Crumbling of America and our breaking down of our old, outdated infrastructure, inspired by the bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minn a few years ago. We have had hurricanes before, but, the weather is changing and insurance companies know that fact and are planning for a bleak future. I predict this will get low ratings compared to Fox animation, ABC, CBS, and NBC Sunday night shows. It will also go up against the first of the two part PBS documentary programs on the 1930’s Dust Bowl. Fortunally it will be repeated afterwards, so hopefully people will watch it, even if they don’t see it on Sun. Nov. 18, 2012.

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