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"Extreme Weather: The Survivors" on BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

Every year, over 38 million Brits jet abroad to escape the miserable British weather. But a hapless few find themselves a million miles away from the climate they craved. Instead they become caught up in extreme and life threatening weather events. Extreme Weather: The Survivors presents their true stores.

From a destructive flood in France that forces a family to take refuge on a rooftop to a cruise ship that sinks in a storm. In the Philippines the most devastating Typhoon on record sees two friends battling to rescue people trapped in their hotel rooms. A rookie adventurer falls victim to heat stroke on a lone trek through the Gobi desert - putting his life in danger. And a romantic stay on a Thai island turns into a bid to get back to Blighty when torrential rains wash away hotel bungalows.

Using footage from the time and eye-witness testimony, we tell these Brit's compelling stories of survival against the odds in the face of nature’s fury.

BBC Earth is on Starhub Channel 407.

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