Surviving Disasters

Surviving Disasters

Survival guide for natural disasters.

Episode Guide

  • Surviving Disasters - Estonia (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    The ferry MS Estonia sinks, killing 852 people.

  • Surviving Disasters - Iran Hostage Rescue (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Iran Hostage Rescue

    The U.S. military's 1980 attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran.

  • Surviving Disasters - Fastnet Yacht Race (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Fastnet Yacht Race

    Rescuers in lifeboats and helicopters worked for 20 hours to rescue sailors of the 303 yachts competing in the 1979 Fastnet Race.

  • Surviving Disasters - San Francisco Earthquake (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    San Francisco Earthquake

    The 1989 earthquake that hit the San Francisco Bay Area was the most-powerful earthquake to hit northern California for more than 80 years.

  • Surviving Disasters - Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

    Thousands of people were exposed to radiation caused by a series of safety compromises that were believed to be deliberate.

  • Surviving Disasters - Eruption at Mount St. Helens (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Eruption at Mount St. Helens

    Scientists and locals -- all working and living in the shadow of a natural time-bomb -- give their perspectives on the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington.

  • Surviving Disasters - Munich Air Crash (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Munich Air Crash

    Eight Manchester United footballers were killed in a 1958 crash over German and it took the pilot 10 years to clear his name.