A person walks their dog in McKinney, Texas, on Tues., Feb. 16, 2021. The energy crisis crippled Texas as blackouts left almost millions of people without electricity during the unprecedented freezing weather. (Cooper Neill/Bloomberg) The energy crisis crippled Texas in February, leaving millions of residents without electricity or water during the unprecedented freezing weather. (Photo: Cooper Neill/Bloomberg)

February saw severe and widespread winter storm activity in communities across the U.S., triggered by a polar vortex that generated record-breaking cold temperatures. But across the world, severe weather activity devastated hundreds of communities and caused billions of dollars in economic losses.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].