Video captured rescue crews saving 20 dogs from a flooded property in Western Sydney, Australia on March 22.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Bond Fire burn area Friday evening.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz explained his controversial trip to Cancun, Mexico this week as millions of his constituents were suffering without power, heat or running water during a historic winter storm.
The extreme winter weather has led to a three-day delay in shipping COVID-19 vaccines, or about 6 million doses.
The deadly winter storms that knocked out power for millions in Texas and other states have exceeded the worst-case scenarios of many U.S. utilities.
The strong winds buffeting the Southland will continue into Thursday, with a wind advisory in place from 10 tonight to 2 p.m. Thursday in the mountains and some valley areas.
The closures impacted approximately 628 clubs and stores spanning from Oregon to Florida.
A tornado ripped through North Carolina's Brunswick County, killing at least three people and injuring 10 others in its trail of destruction.
Houston police say two people died and two people were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running in an attached garage to try to create heat when the power was out.
Officials said six people were pronounced dead following the pileup crash, which stretched for nearly a mile in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35W near Northside Drive north of downtown.
A winter storm warning was in effect Friday morning for Los Angeles County for a system that dropped several inches of rain in several parts of the Southland, sparked mudslides in Orange County's Silverado Canyon and was blamed for at least 50 rain-related accidents on area freeways.
The tornado in Alabama damaged businesses, homes, knocked out power, and blocked roads in the Fultondale area of Jefferson County.
Multiple storms were heading toward California on Friday in a major change toward real winter weather after weeks of scattershot precipitation that has done little to ease drought.
A "damaging" wind event is expected to arrive in the Southland Tuesday, bringing powerful gusts and increased fire danger to parts of the region, prompting warnings of possible power outages and calls for residents to be prepared to evacuate should blazes erupt.
Gusty winds were buffeting the Southland on Monday, but there was no elevated fire danger alert in effect in Los Angeles County.
A "beach hazards" warning was in effect in Los Angeles County, including Santa Catalina Island, through Tuesday night, authorities said Monday.
More than 59,000 Southern California Edison customers were without power Tuesday morning amid heightened fire danger as strong Santa Ana winds swept across Southern California.
With Santa Ana winds returning to the Southland and dramatically raising the risk of wildfires, "Red Flag No Parking Restrictions" will be in effect in Los Angeles starting at 8 a.m. Thursday to ensure that parked vehicles do not delay firefighters reaching blazes or residents evacuating.
Southern California utilities warned Tuesday that they may cut power to more than 300,000 customers as dry, gusty weather raises the threat of wildfire dangers in the region.
Beginning Wednesday, Santa Ana winds were expected to return to the Southland prompting a warning for extreme fire danger.