They can turn bright blue skies dark as the night. They can, in an instant, make entire cities disappear. They can crush the human spirit with unflinching indifference.
They are natural disasters — unforgiving forces of nature that bend steel, smash concrete and rip human bodies to shreds. Rampaging floods. Roiling Oceans. Boiling mountains of lava — the beauty of nature can turn on a dime, creating some of the most horrific events ever recorded in human history.
Now using restored film footage and high-definition photos, we can dig deep beneath the madness — and the rubble — to explore what happens to cities, towns and people… when mother nature decides to let loose.