This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news:
- The first forecast for the 2013 hurricane season was released.
- "Sandy" was retired from the list of hurricane names by the World Meteorological Organization due to last year's widespread devastation.
- A massive storm system spread throughout the middle of the country, causing widespread damage from South Dakota down to Mississippi.
- That included tornadoes in Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi, which left thousands without power and were responsible for at least three deaths.
- Take a look at these four things you can do to be prepared the next time there's a tornado warning in your area.
- A new study linked the fall of the Mayan civilization to climate change and drought.
- And finally, two frozen turkey vultures fell out of the sky during the snowstorm in South Dakota earlier this week.
Check out photos of the week's extreme weather from around the world:
Extreme Weather Photos 4/8/2013