Major Brad Boudreaux tells anchor Lisa Mullins what it's like to fly into the eye of storms like Rafael and Sandy. His missions' goal is ultimately to help determine whether evacuations on the ground are necessary.
Rescue helicopters in southern Germany have been plucking families from rooftops as floodwaters continue to threaten the town of Deggendorf. Thousands of people were moved from the town after levees along the Danube and Isar rivers broke.
Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on how some Russians escape the winter blues with the help of zoo animals. Russia's long, cold and dark winters have been linked with high rates of depression and stress.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with geo-scientist Timothy Bechtel, about the massive sinkhole that swallowed an intersection and a three-story factory in Guatemala as the country was hit by Tropical Storm Agatha.
For many travelers in Europe it won't be a Merry Christmas unless they can get out of the airport. Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Matthew Price who is in Brussels, where they had 10 inches of snow last night.