Lawmakers said the bill should save lives by giving residents more time to prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes and other deadly storms.
Snow is falling in the Oklahoma Panhandle and southwest Kansas.
Powerful storms that killed two in Louisiana took aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast on Monday.
The storms that struck Texas and Oklahoma late Tuesday brought tornadoes, tennis ball-sized hail and powerful winds.
The Cold Weather Rule provides protection to residential customers who cannot fully pay winter utility bills.
In Texas, the three storm chasers — including two who were contractors for The Weather Channel — were killed in a collision.
Large hail and strong winds hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma as a storm system rolled through the Southern Plains.
The bullseye for some of the most fearsome weather – including possible tornadoes – is over parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and east Texas.
A small wildfire in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, forced people from their homes Sunday.
A video of the episode has been viewed more than 1.5 million times on YouTube.
The storm dumped 1 to 2 feet in many places, grounded more than 6,000 flights and knocked out power.
A powerful nor’easter pounded the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast early Tuesday.
U.S. airlines have already canceled about 4,000 flights Monday and Tuesday.
A powerful nor’easter could bring blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some parts of the Northeast.
Click to watch the latest video forecast for Wichita, Great Bend, Garden City and Goodland Kansas from Lisa Teachman and the KSN Storm Track…