A rare winter storm blanketed swathes of the Middle East, from Saudi Arabia to Syria and Libya to Lebanon, in snow.
Houston Public Works said that "individuals without power to boil water are advised to use bottled water."
Vaccine shipment delays were reported in several southern and Midwestern states, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and Michigan.
A bout of extremely cold weather affecting vast swathes of the United States has left millions of people without power in Texas.
Texas is currently the worst hit state when it comes to the number of customers without power.
"Mother nature is dealing us a rough hand tonight," the Sacramento Municipal Utility District said Tuesday evening.
A Public Safety Power Shutoff is being considered for over 14,000 Southern California Edison customers in Ventura County and more than 16,000 in neighboring Los Angeles County.
Photos of Hawaii's Kilauea erupting show smoke and ash rising into the sky.
The Bond Fire has burned 6,400 acres of the state, with 10 percent contained, as of Friday, according the Orange County Fire Authority.
Mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation warnings are in place across several parts of Orange County.
A Red Flag Warning is in place for parts of Southern California due to gusty winds and low humidity from Wednesday evening through Saturday evening.
Iota is expected to make landfall in nearly the exact same location where Hurricane Eta did about two weeks ago, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Eta is forecast to gradually strengthen through early Thursday, while Theta is projected to remain in the eastern Atlantic region over the next several days.
The 12th named storm to hit the continental U.S. this year is bringing torrential conditions to the U.S. after ravaging parts of Central America.
Firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires across the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
There are more than 2.2 million power outages reported across Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama and Mississippi, as of Thursday.
There are 18 large active fires burning in California, which have collectively burned over 2.2 million acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Storm Zeta is due to make landfall Wednesday morning, with residents being urged to brace for impact.
The blaze was at around 19,000 acres Wednesday morning and expanded to over 30,000 acres by early evening, according to fire officials.
Delta, now categorized as a post-tropical cyclone, "continues to be a heavy rainfall threat," the National Hurricane Center warned Sunday.
After making landfall Friday, "rapid weakening is anticipated and Delta is forecast to fall below hurricane strength," the National Hurricane Center said.
Amazed eyewitnesses managed to capture footage of the fireball as it blazed through the Earth's atmosphere.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has warned that "humidity recovery remains slow, continuing the increased fire danger."
"New temperature records were repeatedly set throughout the month," said Marina Makarova, from Russia's state weather service.
Fire suppression efforts in the West Zone of the August Complex Fire were hampered by "dangerously low humidity levels" on Monday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirmed.
The four crew members on duty in Butte County were treated for injuries to their legs as well as heat exhaustion.
More than 16,500 firefighters are battling 23 major wildfires.
Fire activity in the Glass Fire area is projected to pick up following the Red Flag Warning in effect across the region.
A Red Flag Warning remains in place for parts of southern California due to critical fire weather.
Evacuation orders are in effect across parts of Napa County following the Glass Fire, which is zero percent contained.