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Tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes...these are real-life monsters. We like to think we’re prepared for a catastrophe. But time and time again, Mother Nature proves us wrong. Each week, Natural Disasters examines the earth’s biggest catastrophes that took countless lives, destroyed communities, and toppled civilizations. Natural Disasters is a Parcast Original with new episodes released every Thursday.

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Tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes...these are real-life monsters. We like to think we’re prepared for a catastrophe. But time and time again, Mother Nature proves us wrong. Each week, Natural Disasters examines the earth’s biggest catastrophes that took countless lives, destroyed communities, and toppled civilizations. Natural Disasters is a Parcast Original with new episodes released every Thursday.

    Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Pt. 1

    Great Lakes Storm of 1913 Pt. 1

    In 1913, an inland cyclone struck Lake Superior and Lake Huron and buried the city of Cleveland in snow. Several freighters went to the bottom of the lakes, and the storm set new records for snowfall and wind speed.

    • 44 min
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    • 14 min
    The Great Flood of Paris Pt. 2

    The Great Flood of Paris Pt. 2

    During the last week of January 1910, the citizens of Paris fought to survive a deluge of freezing water and raw sewage that covered their city. Police and fire departments were stretched to their limits rescuing trapped and injured citizens. 

    • 39 min
    The Great Flood of Paris Pt. 1

    The Great Flood of Paris Pt. 1

    For the six months leading up to January 1910, France experienced record-setting rainfall that predicated one of the worst floods in history. By the time the rain stopped falling, the Seine River had risen almost thirty feet and inundated the city of Paris.

    • 46 min
    Mt. Vesuvius Volcanic Eruption Pt. 2

    Mt. Vesuvius Volcanic Eruption Pt. 2

    The majority of Pompeiians traveled south to other villages, or escaped by boat on the Bay of Naples. However, some 2000 residents chose to remain in the city, believing it was wiser to batten down the hatches. It was a decision that proved fatal.

    • 46 min
    Mt. Vesuvius Volcanic Eruption Pt. 1

    Mt. Vesuvius Volcanic Eruption Pt. 1

    In 79 CE, the Roman citizens of Pompeii and Herculaneum believed that Mount Vesuvius was an extinct volcano. That is, until the mountain exploded—filling the sky with debris. Meanwhile, a military commander embarked on a daring rescue mission to the volcano’s shores.

    • 41 min

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