When Weather Changed History explores how weather had a huge effect on choosing the location to test the first Atom bomb.
The weather conditions had to be very specific during the A Bomb testing as any storms or heavy winds could spread radiation to surrounding areas.
Truman issues a warning to Japan and asks for their surrender before proceeding with an attack using the new weapon.
Despite the Japanese war cabinet's refusal, Emperor Hirohito surrenders to the Allied forces in order to spare any further loss of life.
The day before the scheduled date of the test the weather conditions quickly detereorate and the project's meteorologist strongly advises to postpone the test. But he is ignored by the general in charge of the project.
Because of geographic conditions the Gulf Coast is especially vulnerable to Hurricanes and the storm surge they cause.
Due to FEMA being lumped in with Homeland Security the Government failed to act quickly enough and the response to the disaster in New Orleans was a total failure.
Katrina's first landfall in South Florida caught many off guard and caused 12 deaths.
Katrina was one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. The storm surge overtakes 80 miles of coastline and spawn devastating tornadoes inland.
Although the strengthened levis held during Hurricane Gustav in 2008, many believe that there is no way to escape the storm surge that a hurricane the size of Katrina can bring.
Fifteen years after the disastrous summer of 1993, heavy rains bring the word flood to the headlines again as town that did not strengthen their defenses after the earlier floods are engulfed by the rising water.
With a price tag of nearly 81 billion and lost revenue from crippled oil production, shrimping and tourism costing millions each day, Hurricane Katrina is the costliest natural disaster in American History.
The Mississippi River basin is one of the countries most important natural resources and there are a number of elaborate systems that have been engineered to control the river.
A storm system that stalls over the Mississippi River Basin creates a dangerous flooding situation for all the communities near the banks of the river.
The rushing waters of the Mississippi overtake many levees and begin to engulf the surrounding areas, washing away homes, bridges and highways.
Development along the river could make the situation worse and floods could take a huge toll on our food supply.