NOVA

Killer Hurricanes

Season 44 Episode 17 | 53m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

Devastating hurricanes struck the U.S. mainland and Caribbean islands in 2017. But they weren’t the first. The Great Hurricane of 1780 took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean, killing at least 20,000—the highest known death toll of any single weather event in history. What made this superstorm so deadly?

Aired: 10/11/17

Expires: 10/31/27

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

National Corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Brilliant.org. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

Sponsored By:

NOVA Labs

Interactive

NOVA Labs

NOVA Labs is a free digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in games and interactives that foster authentic scientific exploration. Participants take part in real-world investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and playing with the same data that scientists use.

Play