Watch: Scary Visuals As US Coast Guard Helicopter Almost Crashes Into Cruise Ship

In a shocking and scary video, a US Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter nearly crashed into the sea after being hit by bad weather while evacuating a passenger aboard a cruiseliner. The video has been shared by the Breaking Aviation News & Videos Twitter handle, which further states that the incident took place in Southern California following a rescue operation to evacuate passengers on board a cruise ship in the United States. It is not yet clear when the incident took place as helicopters are making several rounds to rescue the passengers on board.

As reported by the AP, a rare and powerful tornado sent residents of a coastal town in Virginia running for cover over the weekend as it peeled roofs off buildings and pushed homes off their foundations. Officials confirmed Monday that it was the most powerful tornado ever to hit Virginia Beach, Virginia. No injuries were reported, despite some residents being prepared for a tornado. Several people described hiding under the stairs; Most lack basements as the water table is very high.

Debris from the devastating weather ravaged the US on Monday as officials took stock of damage from unrelated tornadoes and flooding over the weekend stretching from Florida to Maine.

Elsewhere, officials were assessing damage on Monday in West Virginia, Maine, Florida and California. The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday’s tornadoes in Florida. And high water on the Mississippi River is testing flood defenses in Iowa and Illinois as river crests in the area hit Monday.

In California, a late weather system brought a chance of precipitation and higher-elevation snow in the Sierra Nevada during the week. Parts of Yosemite Valley closed over the weekend due to fears of flooding. But the National Park Service said the Merced River did not rise as expected and the canyon reopened on Monday.