On Wednesday, people assessed the damage and shared video of the destruction on social media. One video showed an underground canal exploding like a string of geysers. Another featured well-dressed Brazilians looking out from a tony restaurant as the street outside became a river, carrying away cars and debris. Another showed the collapse of a shopping mall roof.
The death toll rose to 62 on Wednesday after another round of battering rains and landslides across the states of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais, where waves of mud have knocked houses off cliffs and buried dozens of people alive. Belo Horizonte, the Minas Gerais state capital, has been hit particularly hard.
Bolts of lightning flashed across an ash column during the eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines on Sunday (Jan 12). Volcanic lightning can be caused by electrical discharge generated when a volcano erupts. The volcano blew ash and smoke, causing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and at least 200 flights canceled from Manila's airport.
Skies turned blood red above parts of southeast Australia on Sunday as residents sought refuge from deadly bushfires, and a senior firefighter described the previous 24 hours as "one of our worst days ever."
The County of Santa Cruz posted a video on Facebook of a visitor to Bonny Doon beach who could be seen perched on a rock as waves crash over him. However, one particularly large wave comes up and appears to wipe the man out.
Fortunately, he was rescued by state park workers and did not suffer injuries, according to the Facebook post. But the county doesn’t want other beachgoers to get caught off-guard by waves while visiting the area's beaches, and is warning visitors to take caution.
Footage of a desperate man trying to warn oncoming drivers about a multi-car pile up on the highway ahead has gone viral on South Korean social media.
The ‘Wonju Nadeul Black Ice Accident’ video appeared online at the end of November, and features a montage of dash cam clips from a 20-car pile up earlier in the month. Three people were reportedly seriously injured in the incident, including an 87-year-old woman.