Washington – National Geographic Channel (NGC) has announced the premiere of the first in-depth cable documentary detailing Hurricane Sandy and its mammoth and merciless wake, which caused more than 110 fatalities in the United States, and paralysed life for millions of people in more than a half-dozen states.

Superstorm 2012, a one-hour special, premieres on November 15 in the US and encores on Sunday, November 18. It airs globally this month in 172 countries under the title Superstorm New York: What Really Happened, and sister Spanish language network Nat Geo Mundo will premiere it on November 23. SEA, the Philippines and Hong Kong will premiere it on Nov 25, 2012 (Sun) at 11 p.m. HKT.

Go inside the eye of the storm to understand how 90 mph winds extended from its centre and driving rains and fatal storm surges left thousands displaced and millions without power — with the hardest hit in New Jersey and New York communities, who are still reeling in its aftermath. And for the first time, find out in depth how this storm — dubbed a “Frankenstorm” by some media — developed and grew, taking almost 200 lives from the Caribbean to the East Coast.

Superstorm 2012 also weaves together user-generated stories from those who rode out the catastrophic storm, first responders, weather experts and storm chasers. For example, we’ll see home video of an explosion at the ConEd power plant in New York. “Looked like something out of a sci-fi movie, and everyone was screaming,” explained John Mattiuzzie, a documentary film maker and resident of Brooklyn.