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Hurricane Video for National Geographic Television

Update (Sunday, August 28, 2011):  Submissions of video footage for this project are no longer being accepted.



The National Geographic Channel is looking for footage documenting your Hurricane Irene survival stories. Our television team is working diligently over the next several days to create a documentary covering this historic storm, and we want your experience to be a part of it.

While we hope to get real, raw footage of what you experience, we do not condone nor do we want anyone to put themselves in harm’s way to capture video specifically for this use. However, we’d like to see any footage you capture documenting your experience with this storm.


Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory/NASA GSFC GOES Project

Hurricane Irene Nears Landfall — Irene, the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season, was poised on August 26 to be the first to make landfall in the United States since 2008. More than 50 million people were estimated to lie within the path of the storm as it headed toward the major U.S. population centers of Norfolk, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.

The coast of North Carolina and Virginia braced for a possible Category 3 storm, the strongest since 1996. Irene also appeared likely to become the first hurricane-force storm to make landfall in New England since 1991.

Image and caption courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory


National Geographic News Coverage

Hurricane Irene “Looking Bad”: Expected to hit the U.S. as a major hurricane, Irene seems headed for potentially unprepared towns—and the moon could make it even worse.

Hurricane Irene’s Blackout Threat: Hurricane Irene could plunge much of the U.S. East Coast into one of the largest power outages ever caused by a storm, experts say.

12418031_10153900711084116_8462971761216697621_nDavid Braun is director of outreach with the digital and social media team illuminating the National Geographic Society’s explorer, science, and education programs.

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  • felixdimapilis

    lets protect our mother earth and save

  • sunil saxena

    Large scale changes in the Earth Eco System has resulted in the climate change and global Warming leading to atmospheric changes.
    Such and other disasters would be only its natural consequences

  • ahmed naasir

    good work keep on

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