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The strongest winter storm in the Black Sea

Description

And like a really atrocious houseguest who shows up unannounced, overstays her welcome and leaves your place completely trashed, Hurricane Flora blew into the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk one day in January of 2003 and proceeded to wreak total havoc for 3 days straight. When the winds suddenly picked up it was already well below freezing and the sea spray froze over everything, enshrouding cranes, buildings, docks and boats - pretty much the entire port - almost immediately in a thick coat of ice. The locals know that in these kinds of conditions people can freeze to death in a matter of minutes. But even in the severe cold, some people couldn't cancel their essential work and were out in the thick of it, fighting the storm.

Project

Theory of Catastrophes

Segment

Shocking, Crime & Investigation program

Category

Tags

danger, building, ice, Russia, storm, frozen, winter, , Hurricane Flora, sea, port, Black sea, port of Novorossiysk, wind, boat

Details

ID:#0115001010
Date:2011-03-16
Duration:00:01:08
Language:english
Dialogues:yes
Views:2851
Record format:SD
Dimension:720x576
Video standard:PAL
Format video:4:3