This most recent episode of the very well know Dark 5 channel surprisingly caught my heart, especially for Ivan in 2016 (yes, this summer), and Sandy in 2012 (I recalled that I was talking about the power of autumn typhoon (or hurricane in Atlantic) as replies to Nalano).
The extraordinary phenomenon of Ivan is that it trapped a large number of birds inside its eyes that many of them died of exhaustion. This is easily understandable, as the eye of the hurricane is moving, birds trapped in it cannot land on the ground since hurricane/typhoon would be moving on the ocean for a period, they have to keep flying, yet they can only fly within the eye, and therefore cannot reach the ground until the hurricane land onshore. Not difficult to understand, but I never conceive of the possibility of such tragedy before.
And Sandy… My city Shanghai (I don’t exactly reside in it, but I am residing in one of its satellite towns, and I work in Shanghai all the weekdays)'s Metro system isn’t that well managed neither and I start to wonder also if homeless people would stay in its tunnels. Shanghai is also one of the cities that would be hit by at least one typhoon per year, so I start to worry if something similar could happen or even could have happened in my own city’s Metro as well. Just thinking about it is so hairy.
2005 Katrina is of course heart-catching also but then, it is too well known that this video hardly brings any new shocking. You know, many conspiracy theories suggest that Katrina was man made, or at least its magnitude and course had been manually altered. Aside from serving as a “conventional” weather weapon testing, it could have been a social engineering experiment on studying breakdown of social order under a major natural disaster, and how authority could take advantage over the situation, say, to enforce martial law to abolish democracy. I still could hardly imagine a group of cops, in their duty uniforms, be looting stores, and this kinda social breakdown occurred in a western city.