Dixie Alley Outbreak

Series 5 - Episode 1 Dixie Alley Outbreak



April 2011 was a lethal month in the American South — it was the deadliest tornado season for decades, and the area known as Dixie Alley was devastated. It’s no surprise, then, that the three storm-chasing teams in this latest series were on the case, racing from one storm cell to another.

There’s a conflict at the heart of the programme: as one man says: “People are going to die and there’s nothing we can do about it,” but they can’t help being awed by the power of the twisters they’re rubber-necking.


Parts of Mississippi and Alabama are ravaged by hundreds of twisters. Documentary series following meteorologists as they attempt to intercept and film tornadoes.