Nightly News   |  October 14, 2013

Extreme weather from around the world

From floods in Austin, Texas, to snow in South Dakota and the giant cyclone that hit India, wild weather took its toll over the weekend. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> weather is in the news in this country after drenching and flooding rains in texas. organizers were forced to cancel the last day of the austin city limits music festival in austin, texas. the main venue at zilker park was flooded and venue stands collapsed. it also washed away homes in the area and led to evacuations.

>>> south dakota continues to deal with a record-breaking early snowstorm that left ranchers dealing with catastrophic losses to cattle herds. the storm started with 12 hours of rain, many of the animals could then not survive the 48 hours of snow, winds up to 60 miles an hour across the plain. many ranchers have lost half of their herds. a huge part of the economy, especially in the western part of that state. the lost aggravated by the fact that a government program to help them recover from loss has expired without a new farm bill to renew it.

>>> and over the weekend, that giant cyclone came on shore in india, as big as any hurricane to hit the u.s. in recent years. while the death toll stands at 21, there were millions of people in its path. the government there is being credited with a hugely successful evacuation plan that spared a much greater loss of life in india.