The Weather Channel television network announced today the highly-anticipated return of fan favorite original series, STORM STORIES: The Next Chapter, in partnership with Towers Productions LLC.
Each hour-long episode will feature first-person accounts of extreme weather disasters and reveal how these disasters inevitably bring out the very best in people. These incredible stories of bravery, fortitude, and ingenuity illustrate our compassion for one another in the face of nature’s most violent storms. Each episode will highlight two stories, with The Weather Channel on-camera meteorologist Jim Cantore serving as the narrator.
“Since STORM STORIES originally launched in 2003, it has continued to elicit positive reactions from fans and we’re excited to bring it back to our slate of original programming,” said Nora Zimmett, Chief Content Officer and EVP at The Weather Channel television network. “In addition to our continued live coverage, STORM STORIES serves as another way to provide viewers with personal and relatable weather stories that will give them even more life-saving information.”
STORM STORIES: The Next Chapter will return for its 10th season on August 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Episode 101, Premieres: Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET: Two powerful tornadoes take aim at a Nebraska farming community at the same time. Bank employees take cover in a vault, while a mother and her daughter are buried in the rubble. And, a super-rare but super-dangerous tornado of fire terrorizes a California town. It's a race against the clock to escape this colossal “firenado."
Episode 102, Premieres: Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET: Record-setting floods devastate Nashville, Tennessee. A woman is rescued by a neighbor on a jet ski just before her house goes up in flames; while two teenagers, trapped in their Jeep, are carried away by the current. And, the US Air Force races to evacuate from Tyndall AFB when it’s right in the path of a monster hurricane called Michael.
Episode 103, Premieres: Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET: A mudslide in Washington State, triggered by heavy rainfall, rips through a hillside community, killing 43 people. First-responders dig 15 feet through the mud, finding some survivors in homes next to dead loved ones. And, the strongest November tornado ever recorded in Illinois hits a small town, as a man races home to see if his children are alive amid the debris.
Episode 104, Premieres: Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET: As Hurricane Harvey hammers Houston, Texas, it becomes the most extreme rainfall event in US history. A local realtor heads out in his boat to rescue a woman and her family. And, in the midst of a violent winter storm, a harbormaster in a Massachusetts town is trying to tether a boat to the dock when he falls into the raging waters.
Episode 105, Premieres: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET: A flash flood in the Texas Hill Country kills 13 people and destroys 350 homes. A father watches helplessly as his house is pulled down the river, and his wife and two children are tossed into the current. And, when a twister hits a small town in Mississippi, a family takes shelter in a diner’s walk-in cooler. When they emerge, the town is gone.
Episode 106, Premieres: Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET: A group of 16 elite skiers and snowboarders on a back-country adventure in Washington state hear a 25-foot-high wall of snow thundering toward them. Someone yells “Avalanche!” Ski patrol soon confirm that three of the skiers are dead. And, the myth that a tornado can never strike in the mountains is exploded when a twister strikes a Kentucky town in the Appalachian foothills.
Episode 107, Premieres: Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET: A flash flood at an Arkansas campsite leaves 20 dead, including 7 children. Two best friends are vacationing with their families when the flash floods strike. Both women survive but their husbands and children are swallowed up in the floodwaters. And, when a tornado pulverizes a tiny Alabama town, a doctor rescues a teenage girl who was left for dead.
Episode 108, Premieres: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET: Extreme flooding in Nebraska destroys a century-old dam, unleashing a wall of water that kills three people, including a Vietnam veteran; while firefighters, racing to rescue a family, are thrown into the raging currents on the Elkhorn River. And, when a cruise ship off the coast of Norway slams into a winter storm, a wave crashes into the ship, sweeping a woman away from her husband.
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