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# TXH-092405A - Hurricane Rita Damages Restaurant

Date filmed: September 24, 2005
Location: Port Arthur, Texas
Total footage: 2:58
Scenes: 14 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: This dramatic video captures Hurricane Rita progressively damaging a fast food restaurant in the Port Arthur, Texas neighborhood of Nederland. Metal sheeting rips off and fluorescent light fixtures crash to the ground. High winds and rain stream around the structure. Eventually, power goes out to the neighborhood, leaving the scene in darkness. Video contains dramatic accompanying audio of ripping sheet metal, breaking glass, and howling winds.

Preview clip, 11.3MB

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# TXH-092405B - Hurricane Rita Topples Restaurant Sign

Date filmed: September 24, 2005
Location: Port Arthur, Texas
Total footage: 0:51
Scenes: 6 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: This dramatic video captures Hurricane Rita damaging a large fast food restaurant sign in the Port Arthur, Texas neighborhood of Nederland. One panel of the sign has already collapsed when the camera captures the second panel crashing to the ground.

Preview clip, 3.3MB

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# NCH-083106A - Tropical Storm Ernesto Destroys Sign

Date filmed: August 31, 2006
Location: Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Class: Premium

Description: Winds from Tropical Storm Ernesto rock and progressively destroy a large lighted sign in Carolina Beach. First, the wind causes the electrical wiring in the sign to short out, causing the fluorescent lights to flicker then go dark. The fluorescent tubes fall to the ground, followed by the whole sign panel ripping from the frame and flying away.

Preview clip, 8.6MB

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# FLH-090404AS - Hurricane Frances Destroys Awnings

Date filmed: September 4, 2004
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Total footage: 6:28
Scenes: 3 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: Hurricane Frances progressively and systematically rips apart aluminum awnings on a building in Fort Pierce, Florida, sending large pieces flying through the air, some of which barely miss traffic passing by. Great audio of loud tearing, crumpling and crashing of metal. (This video is a sub-section of #FLH-090404A)

Preview clip, 20.1MB

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# TXH-092405DS - Downed Power Lines Arc During Rita

Date filmed: September 24, 2005
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Total footage: 0:52
Scenes: 1 clip
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: A fallen power line, still energized, loudly arcs to the ground with bright orange and blue flames during Hurricane Rita's landfall in Beaumont, Texas. (This video is a sub-section of #TXH-092405D)

Preview clip, 3.3MB

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# TXH-092405D - Hurricane Rita Hits Beaumont, Texas

Date filmed: September 24, 2005
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Total footage: 9:40
Scenes: 28 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Premium

Description: The inner core and eyewall of Hurricane Rita slams into Beaumont, Texas. A fallen power line arcs and sparks loudly on the ground with orange and blue flames. High winds and rain rocket through the streets of downwtown Beaumont. A construction barrel is tossed around downtown streets. Traffic lights and trees reel in the powerful gusts. Photographers covering the storm brave the winds and rain. Later, as Rita's intense western eyewall moves through, a hospital helipad running on generator power provides light to show the dramatic spectacle of 100-mile-per-hour sustained winds steadily roaring past.

Preview clip, 7.5MB

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# TXH-092405C - Hurricane Rita Approaches Port Arthur

Date filmed: September 24, 2005
Location: Port Arthur, Texas
Total footage: 4:24
Scenes: 16 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: Ominous signs show that Hurricane Rita is about to come ashore. The town of Port Arthur, Texas is a ghost town after evacuations, leaving little traffic on the roads. The wind is picking up and it has started to rain. Traffic lights and signs begin to sway and rock in the increasing winds. Flames from oil refinery stacks are flattened out by the wind. As night falls, the winds increase further as Rita is ready to begin inflicting the first acts of damage to the town.

Preview clip, 5.6MB

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# TXH-092405E - Hurricane Rita Aftermath & Damage

Date filmed: September 25, 2005
Location: Beaumont & Vidor, Texas
Total footage: 8:20
Scenes: 43 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Standard

Description: The aftermath of Hurricane Rita in Beaumont and Vidor, Texas. Hundreds of large trees are down, blocking most roads. A few large trees have fallen on houses, crushing the structures. A church has lost a large part of its roof. A gas station canopy has been lifted into the air and thrown upside-down across the road. RVs and camping trailers are tossed upside-down. Billboards and highway signs have been toppled. Signs are damaged. A building's brick facade has collapsed. Cars drive through flooded roadways. Power lines dangle in floodwaters.

Preview clip, 7.9MB

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# FLH-090404A - Hurricane Frances Landfall

Date filmed: September 4-7, 2004
Location: Fort Pierce, Florida
Total footage: 28:49
Scenes: 71 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Various

Description: Hurricane Frances hits the east coast of Florida. Awnings rip from building and fly through the air. Power lines arc and spark, lighting up the night sky. Rain and intense wind blow through streets, buildings and palm trees.

Preview clip, 4.9MB

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# ALH-091504A - Hurricane Ivan Landfall

Date filmed: September 15, 2004
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Total footage: 18:14
Scenes: 39 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Various

Description: Hurricane Ivan hits the Alabama coast. Rain and wind scream through city streets, trees, streetlights and around buildings. Power line arcs light up the night sky. Gantry crane booms gradually swing 180 degrees as the wind shifts. Eerie whistling and howling sounds from the wind echo through a hallway. Storm chasers film in the pounding wind and rain.

Preview clip, 5.4MB

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# NCH-092003A - Hurricane Isabel Landfall

Date filmed: September 18-21, 2004
Location: Coastal North Carolina
Total footage: 22:34
Scenes: 34 clips
Speed: Realtime
Class: Various

Description: Hurricane Isabel hits North Carolina. Waves crash into a seawall. Daredevil windsurfs down a street on a skateboard. Wind pounds rural structures and trees, producing white-out conditions. Wind gusts roar around vehicle. Fallen trees block roads. Highway sign bends and flaps in the wind.

Preview clip, 9.3MB

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# NCH-083106C - Tropical Storm Ernesto Landfall

Date filmed: August 31, 2006
Location: Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Class: Standard

Description: Tropical Storm Ernesto makes landfall after dark in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Heavy rain and wind buffet signs, cars and trees. Power lines arc and spark. A billboard and gas station canopy sway in the wind.

Preview clip, 11.6MB

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# NCH-083106B - Tropical Storm Ernesto Approaches

Date filmed: August 31, 2006
Location: Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Class: Standard

Description: Tropical Storm Ernesto approaches the southern North Carolina coast. Heavy rain and wind from Ernesto's outer bands buffet signs, cars and trees. Cars drive through flooded roads.

Preview clip, 10.1MB

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