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COULD SUPERSTORM SANDY BE THE NEW NORMAL? CBC NEWS NETWORK'S THE PASSIONATE EYE PREMIERES SUPERSTORM 2012: HELL & HIGH WATER

Superstorm 2012: Hell & High Water airs Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT 
Saturday, Nov. 24 at 1 a.m. ET & Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CBC News Network

Are superstorms like Hurricane Sandy the new normal? Experts and eyewitnesses take us inside the superstorm and ask how cities like New York can protect themselves from future disasters. In Superstorm 2012: Hell & High Water, a team of expert meteorologists take us inside the 'anatomy of a superstorm' with striking footage and privileged access from the disaster zones. These scientists explain exactly what happened, how a superstorm is formed as well as predicting when and where the next one might strike. And victims of the storm share their heartbreaking stories--many lost their homes, their businesses and way of life and are now trying to pick up the pieces.

Superstorm 2012: Hell & High Water airs on The Passionate Eye Sunday, Nov. 18 at 
10 p.m. ET/PT, Saturday Nov. 24 at 1 a.m. ET and Sunday Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CBC News Network.

It appears that mankind is increasingly at the mercy of Mother Nature. Droughts, tidal waves, tornadoes and now superstorms have all wreaked havoc in recent years. Are these ever increasing natural disasters our new reality? Based on barometric pressure, Sandy is the strongest storm to hit the east coast since records began and delivered flood levels not witnessed for more than a century. Is there worse to come?

Superstorm 2012: Hell & High Water is produced by Parthenon Entertainment in the U.K. for broadcast on History TV in the U.S. and CBC News Network in Canada.

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