A blizzard with brutally cold temperatures hit Iowa and neighboring states on Jan. 12, 2024. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Over the past few days, extremely cold Arctic air and severe winter weather have swept southward into much of the

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This six-story apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, had clear signs of trouble before it partially collapsed in May 2023. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Four recent catastrophic building collapses and a near miss are raising concerns about the state of

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A skier at Palisades Tahoe, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics and site of a small but deadly avalanche in 2024. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

An avalanche swept up skiers at Lake Tahoe’s largest ski resort on Jan. 10, 2024, as a 150-foot-wide sheet of snow

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