Heavy rain left communities in the central U.S. under water, while Mt. Sinabung erupted and spewed ash more than 100 miles away.
After leaving destruction from Samoa to Tonga, Gita brought more damage as it hit New Zealand on Tuesday.
Florida's Gov. Rick Scott announced he will be directing the state transportation agency to implement fixes to improve the state’s hurricane evacuation routes, as well as improving fuel supplies.
The northern South Island will bear the brunt of Gita as it slams across New Zealand with heavy rain and strong winds through Tuesday night.
Amid the brutal cold in PyeongChang, strong winds postponed events and forced spectators to evacuate while Tropical Cyclone Gita tore across Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.
Powerful Cyclone Gita caused widespread damage to parts of Samoa and American Samoa last week before targeting Tonga Monday night into Tuesday.
A tropical depression will threaten the Philippines with flooding rain and locally damaging winds into Wednesday.
The terms weather and climate are used together so much in the media that they may sometimes get confused. However, the terms are not the same.