Die Hamburger Sturmflut von 1962: Risikobewusstsein und Katastrophenschutz aus zeit-, technik- und umweltgeschichtlicher Perspektive

Die Hamburger Sturmflut von 1962 is an in-depth historical study of the 1962 storm flood that devastated Hamburg and Germany. It compares the flood to others in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, while reflecting on the sociocultural and technological contexts of the time.

The "Columbus Day Storm" of 1962

Typhoon Freda drifts into an extremely powerful storm formation zone in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and British Columbia, creating horrendous winds and ripping up the landscape.


The 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane

The 1928 hurricane that hit Okeechobee was one of the most severe hurricanes in US history. It caused more than 4,000 fatalities as well as widespread damage in the Florida area.


1996 Oakfield F5 Tornado

Oakfield Wisconsin survives a direct strike from an F5 tornado on July 18th, 1996 without a single fatality. Although property damage is extensive, the outcome could have been far worse.