When Disaster Strikes

Victims of Hurricane Wilma’s damage and the remediation teams in Miami that help make a massive natural disaster recovery possible.

When Wilma shot from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane on the morning of October 19, 2005, it broke the all-time record for the lowest pressure ever measured in the Atlantic Basin – and the lower the pressure, the more intense the storm. When it hits Miami, Florida, it’s the strongest hurricane to hit the area since Andrew in 1992. Parallax Film Productions profiles the damage this powerful hurricane caused.

The outcome of Hurricane Wilma is devastating. Its storm surge make landfall near Naples and moves northeast through the state, destroying power lines and trees, ripping off roofs and breaking water mains. This Discovery documentary details damage so extensive that residents are warned it could take up to four weeks of intense natural disaster recovery work before electricity is fully restored to the region, and their surprising reaction to this massive challenge.

This disaster documentary profiles these victims as they struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma, and the remediation teams that help to fix flood damage.