Factual Specials

Tornado Rampage 2011

In three days in April 2011, 300 tornados hit the US, killing hundreds. The largest number to occur in one event, up to that point, had been 148.

This film finds the people who were pulled into the raging tornadoes and tells their stories first-hand, with remarkable and terrifying video footage they shot in the heart of the storm. For the first time, the film includes amateur footage shot inside the tornado’s vortex as it crushed the town of Fultondale Alabama, and astonishing footage from those in the southern states who had their camcorders to hand as they ran for their lives, as houses were ripped from their foundations and thrown across town.

Discovery Channel’s ‘Stormchaser’ Reed Timmer joins the hunt on 27th April, tracking down the twisters as they formed, with pictures of their progress across Alabama and Mississippi states. And the film gains exclusive access to the Storm Prediction Operations Room in Norman, Oklahoma, to see the reports and readings taken on the day, to the amazement of senior meteorologists on duty.

Broadcaster:Discovery Channel
Distributor:Endemol Worldwide Distribution
Genre:Factual Specials
Format:1 x 60 min
Production year:2011
Executive Producer:Guy Davies, Tom Brisley
Produced by:Jamie Crawford, Simon Young
Directed by:Christina Bavetta, Peter Crystal, Poppy Dixon