Conditions in the area were deemed “wickedly bad” by one local official as wind gusts reached 79 mph and Lake Erie surged.
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"Our lifestyles and our infrastructure are not adapted to what is coming," a weather official warned.
Recent flooding in Tennessee and North Carolina highlights the threat of extreme precipitation in a warming world.
Severe weather is expected to sweep from the Rockies to the Mississippi River Valley in the next few days.
More than a dozen people in the U.S. died in homes that had lost their heat, and most of those were in Texas.
This week’s storms, which have killed at least two dozen people, fit a pattern of worsening extremes under climate change.
The latest storm front was expected to bring more hardship to states that are unaccustomed to such frigid weather before moving into the Northeast on Thursday.
Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd has reportedly resigned, though it's not clear if that was before he told residents, "No one owes you [and] your family anything."
Wind-chill warnings extended from Canada into Mexico.