A pedestrian in Cornwall was stunned to see a Norwegian tanker seemingly floating above the water in the distance.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott pledged on Wednesday to overhaul the state's electric grid operator after a massive blackout left residents without heat, power or water for days.
The state's Republican leadership was blamed for ignoring extreme weather warnings and for not providing local officials with enough information to protect residents now.
Not many people in the area know how to drive in the snow and ice, said Frykas, who moved to Texas for work about a month before the pandemic began.
The country’s meteorology agency is warning the conditions were set to continue for the next week.
Nearly two dozen deaths have been attributed to the storm and a cold snap that left millions of Texans without power, while half the state is dealing with disrupted water service.
A viral TikTok video from Texas shows an aquarium that was frozen solid during the recent blackouts.
The extreme weather has been blamed for the deaths of more than three dozen people, some of whom perished while struggling to keep warm.
Conservationists, SpaceX employees and local volunteers have banded together to save thousands of sea turtles around South Padre Island in Texas.
In reality, officials say failures in natural gas, coal and nuclear energy systems were responsible for nearly twice as many outages as frozen wind turbines and solar panels.
The storm system left behind record-setting cold temperatures with wind-chill warnings extending from Canada into Mexico.
Officials in Houston had warned people to prepare for outages and hazardous roads -- conditions similar to what residents might see in the wake of a Category 5 hurricane.
Houses and offices in the capital Tokyo, hundreds of kilometres away, also swayed and shook. No tsunami warning had been issued, the meteorological agency said.
Western Australia state's Department of Fire and Emergency Services said the blaze had burned through 6,667 hectares by Tuesday.
A powerful winter storm flooded part of California's Highway 1 and washed away a section of the road.
A late-night tornado tore through Fultondale, Ala., leaving a trail of injuries and devastation in its wake.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati said floods brought by intense rains caused floodwaters as high as 3 metres.
Scientists said the latest data underscored the need for countries and corporations to slash greenhouse gas emissions quickly.
Kevin Kresen, 58, was suffering from hypothermia and frostbite when he was rescued from the car in Owego, N.Y., on Thursday.
Scores of houses were destroyed, while power was cut to some areas and roads blocked by fallen trees and flash flooding, authorities said.