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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Southern cities slammed by winter storms that left millions without power for days have traded one crisis for another: Busted water pipes ruptured by record-low temperatures created shortages of clean drinking water, shut down the Memphis airport on Friday and left hospitals struggling to maintain sanitary conditions.

This week's storms and cold — with more still predicted for the east and south — fit a pattern of worsening extremes seen in recent years. Have we done enough to prepare for more dangerous weather more often?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America had better get better at dealing with it, experts said Wednesday as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities, governments and millions of shivering citizens.

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Burke County residents should be ready for a frost-filled day because of a significant ice storm expected to start late Wednesday night and ea…

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OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.

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OCEAN ISLE BEACH — An apparent tornado killed three people and injured 10 others as it struck Ocean Ridge Plantation, a Brunswick County town,…

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