The frigid Christmas storm has killed at least 24 people across the country, trapping some residents inside homes with snow drifts, and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes.
Heavy snow rolled through Tennessee and Kentucky on Thursday, and was expected to hit several states across the northeast next.
With the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season off to a record start, experts are looking at how emergency response could be affected during the pandemic.
The post-Thanksgiving travel rush has ended, but the winter storm continues to bear down in the New England region, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and delays.
A powerful and intense coastal storm has pummeled several states with heavy rain and strong winds, downing power lines and trees in Maine, Massachusetts and other states.
The storm killed at least three people in South Korea and caused widespread power outages.
The storm system has prompted tornado and flash flood warnings, and officials are keeping a close watch on New Orleans' levee system and infrastructure, which failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Authorities predicted "total destruction" of many homes. The cyclone made landfall early Friday morning, and at least two people have reportedly been killed by the powerful storm.
One social scientist says it's how people interpret these warnings that matters and that "we need to get out there and do a better job of understanding their perspective."