Hurricane Katrina: Battle at the Beachfront [DVD] [2006]

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Special Features

  • Hurricane Katrina's first landfall at Miami Beach, FL
  • Video of flooding in Homestead, FL
  • Hurricane Katrina's storm surge at Gulfport Beach, MS
  • Award winning slideshow by Jim Reed photography
  • About the Theiss-Device storm cam
  • About the photographers
  • Deleted scenes


Hurricane Katrina: Battle at the Beachfront
Award-winning storm photographers Jim Reed and Mike Theiss travel to the front lines of the most destructive natural tragedy in American history to offer an unprecedented look at the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. After sandblasting the shoreline of Miami Beach as a category one hurricane, Katrina subsequently gathered enough strength to become the highest storm surge in recorded U.S. history. With this release, weather enthusiasts can view a complete timeline of Hurricane Katrina's awe-inspiring wrath as it rips though Gulfport, MS, from the remarkable vantage point of the Gulfport Beachfront Hotel located just 100 yards from the Gulf of Mexico. By deploying the Theiss-Device Storm Cam, Reed and Theiss are able to offer viewers a rare look into the most dangerous part of the hurricane -- the eyewall. An area of the storm that is far too dangerous for any human to voyage into, the eyewall displays the true destructive force of the water as it gains momentum before raining down on the land with enough fury to level and entire city. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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