In this combination photo, Doug Hamrick shovels snow off of his family's roof in Anchorage, Ak. on Thursday, Jan. 12, and Katie Cramer looks over the front of her destroyed house in Dexter, Mich. on Friday, March 16, after a tornado hit.
Jessica Haymann watches her husband John as he surveys storm damage at Charlie's Ice House on March 20, in Devine, Tex. Residents and businesses from southeast Texas north through western Missouri braced for flooding after a violent band of storms brought heavy rain, hail and at least one tornado.
Maui Fire Department personnel survey a flooded home along the Kamehameha V Highway in Maui, Hawaii on March 8. Parts of Hawaii were drenched by thunderstorms and heavy rains that caused large hail, sewage spills, and closed schools.
Justin Pace helps clean up the home of Gene and Tammy Humphreys in Harrison, Tenn. on March 3. Massive thunderstorms threw off dozens of tornadoes as they raced from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. Twisters crushed blocks of homes, knocked out phones, ripped power lines from broken poles and tossed cars, school buses and tractor-trailers onto roads made impassable by debris.
A house is buried in snow in the fishing town of Cordova, Ak. Residents turned to the state to help them dig out of massive snow levels that collapsed roofs, triggered avalanches and even covered doors, trapping some people in their homes.
Erv Petty, Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management/AP