We start in the southern hemisphere where tropical cyclone Seroja battered Indonesia leaving at least 128 people dead and thousands more displaced. That same storm would go on the batter Western Australia as well with strong winds and flooding.On the island nation of St. Vincent, ash rained down as the La Soufriere volcano erupted for the first time in nearly 42 years forcing the evacuation of many residents, but it wasn’t just in the Caribbean, Ecuador’s Sangay volcano spewed smoke and ash into the skies as well shutting down a local airport.
Heading to Europe next, where a major cold snap dumped more than half a foot of snow in several countries. While they stayed indoors, the folks in Sochi, Russia welcomed the cold for their annual BoogelWoogel carnival.
And it was a happy ending for 9 critically endangered giraffes were rescued from a flooded island in Kenya. Crews worked to move the giraffes to a new 44-hundred-acre sanctuary on the mainland.