Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years On

BBC Radio 5 Live

August 2015

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast of America.

10 years on, Simon King travelled to Miami, the city leading worldwide hurricane research, and explores the advances in hurricane science, how storms are predicted and what is being done to limit their impact.

5 live visits the International Hurricane Research Centre to find out how science is shaping our knowledge of this extreme weather and we meet the men and women of the of the Hurricane Hunters who fly into storms and hear how forecasters gather data to predict the path of hurricanes.