Severe weather: Mad snow, deadly floods

  • In this publicity image released by The Wendy Williams Show, host Wendy Williams uses a snow blower to plow the sidewalk in front of her studio, clearing a space for her audience prior to hosting "The Wendy Williams Show," Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/The Wendy Williams Show, Jason DeCrow) JASON DECROW / HO

  • A Portuguese Water Dog named Zephyr tries to navigate the deep snow while playing with it's owner, Joe Stamp, during a winter storm in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) SETH WENIG / STF

  • Dominick Dascani walks his dog Molly through the snow on Center Street in Pittsfield, Mass., Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011. Western Massachusetts received well over a foot of snow during the day-long winter storm. (AP Photo/Berkshire Eagle, Ben Garver) CHARLES KRUPA / STF

  • A Uniformed Division Secret Service Police Officer holds his hat as the Marine One helicopter kicks up snow as it lands on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, prior to President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama traveling to Tucson, Ariz., for a memorial service where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. and others were shot in a shooting rampage that left six people dead. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE / STF

  • Glenn Humphreys clears snow from the sidewalk in front of his house in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) RICHARD DREW / STF

  • A man attempts to start a snow blower during a winter storm in Windsor, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Plows and salt spreaders hit the streets up and down the East Coast to stem chaos during Wednesday morning's commute as a storm that shut down much of the South churned northward and dumped several inches of wet, heavy snow. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) JESSICA HILL / FRE

  • A pedestrian walks along a street during a winter storm in Albany, N.Y., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Plows and salt spreaders hit the streets up and down the East Coast to stem chaos during Wednesday morning's commute as a storm that shut down much of the South churned northward and dumped several inches of wet, heavy snow. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) MIKE GROLL / STF

  • Westbound traffic on I-90 backed up through downtown Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday, Jan. 12 2011 stretching to the east. Steady snowfall over most of Western Washington has made for picture postcard scenery but also dozens of spinouts and one dramatic car flip onto a light rail track. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle) DAN PELLE / MBO

  • Lindsay Fattori, 28, cross country skis on fresh snow in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) TONY DEJAK / STF

  • A vehicle is swept away in flood waters in South East Queensland, Wednesday. Deadly flood waters flowed onto the streets in Australia's northeastern state of Queensland since drenching rains that began in November sent swollen rivers spilling over their banks, inundating an area larger than France and Germany combined. AP