Discovery Channel’s ‘Curiosity’ reveals how ‘Sandy’ became a powerful hurricane


MANILA, Philippines – Ferocious hurricane Sandy was one of the most treacherous weather events to have hit the United States, claiming many lives, affecting millions by floods, fires, blackouts and mass evacuations, and wrecking homes and buildings.

Just how did Sandy become so powerful? Were there any better predictors that could have given us more warning? What can we learn from a natural catastrophe of such disastrous proportions? On CURIOSITY: MEGASTORM, follow the action hour-by-hour; from the hurricane’s formation in the Caribbean, through its intensification in Cuba, to the devastation across the East Coast. MEGASTORM premieres on Sunday, December 9 at 9:00 p.m. as part of Discovery Channel’s CURIOSITY series. Encores every Monday at 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

On CURIOSITY: MEGASTORM, get an in-depth access into the storm as experts reveal what made it so powerful and just how it caused extensive damage. Using on-the-ground expert analysis, computer-generated imaging (CGI) animation and satellite imaging, CURIOSITY: MEGASTORM explores how four distinct phenomena combined to create a storm of such magnitude. Also, witness the incredible, harrowing stories of those who experienced this traumatic event first hand, with footage captured by with their own cameras and smartphones, and recount what it was like as Sandy engulfed their city.

As the storm relents and leaves carnage, CURIOSITY: MEGASTORM looks to the future and unravels all the lessons we can take away from Sandy. Is it possible to be better equipped for the next super storm, or is it a sign of some larger, global change that is far beyond our slightest control? CURIOSITY, now in its second season, is Discovery Channel’s landmark series that uncovers the truth behind many of life’s most challenging questions and brings the “I wonder?” moment to television with a unique array of provocative subjects including archaeology, architecture, geography, history, science, society, technology, the solar system and more.

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