Santa Barbara County firefighters survey the scene of a large eucalyptus tree that fell into a two-story apartment complex on Bolton Walk in Goleta, Calif. Photo: Santa Barbara County Fire via AP

Powerful storm hits Southern California, flooding motorways

  • Flash flood warnings were issued on Saturday as vital routes were closed
  • Trees and power lines were down across the state
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Santa Barbara County firefighters survey the scene of a large eucalyptus tree that fell into a two-story apartment complex on Bolton Walk in Goleta, Calif. Photo: Santa Barbara County Fire via AP
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A man walking along Lake Michigan in Chicago on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Arctic blast leaves 21 dead, strains resources and shuts businesses in US Midwest

  • Schools and businesses remain closed in several states and many travellers are stranded
  • An 18-year-old university student died nearby his dormitory, while homeless and displaced people were particularly at risk of succumbing to the polar vortex
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A man walking along Lake Michigan in Chicago on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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