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People use excavators as they make their way to work in Wuhan, Hubei province,
China on Friday.

Rescuers grab a rope to prevent a raft carrying residents from being flushed away as residents are evacuated from a flooded area in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China, June 19, 2016

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Rescuers grab a rope to prevent a raft carrying residents from being flushed away as residents are evacuated from a flooded area in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. 

Residents who refused to be evacuated sit on makeshift boats during evacuation operations of the Villeneuve-Trillage flooded suburb in Villeneuve Saint-Georges

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Residents who refused to be evacuated sit on makeshift boats during evacuation operations of the Villeneuve-Trillage flooded suburb in Villeneuve Saint-Georges, outside Paris, France, on Friday

A man crosses a flooded street during rainfall in Shanghai

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A man crosses a flooded street during rainfall in Shanghai 

A local man clears out his lock up that was inundated by flood water after the river Tweed burst it's banks flooding the area on December 31, 2015 in Peebles, Scotland. Storm Frank is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure.

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A local man clears out his lock up that was inundated by flood water after the river Tweed burst it’s banks flooding the area in Peebles, Scotland. Storm Frank is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure. 

Flood affected people receive food packets being distributed by navy personnel in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The relentless rains that lashed the state for three days eased Friday, but the misery of tens of thousands of people was far from over, with large parts of the main city still underwater along with the region's biggest airport.

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Flood affected people receive food packets being distributed by navy personnel in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Friday

A Palestinian woman carries her crying daughter after rainwater flooded their house that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during the 50-day war in the summer of 2014,  in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip October 7, 2015.

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A Palestinian woman carries her crying daughter after rainwater flooded their house that was damaged by Israeli shelling during the 50-day war in the summer of 2014, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

A man carries belonging through a flooded street in Oyama, Tochigi prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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A man carries belongings through a flooded street in Oyama, northeast of Tokyo. Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country 

A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall, local media reported on Friday

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A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall

People catch a fish on a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Dongguan, Guangzhou province, China

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People catch a fish on a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Dongguan, Guangzhou province, China

A Kashmiri shopkeeper reads a newspaper outside his closed shop during a strike in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) called for a shutdown on May 5 to protest the governmentís alleged failure to rehabilitate flood-hit traders. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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A Kashmiri shopkeeper reads a newspaper outside his closed shop during a strike in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) called for a shutdown on Monday to protest the government’s alleged failure to rehabilitate flood-hit traders 

Underground Discharge Channel To Prevent Greater Tokyo From Flooding...TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 08:  A general view inside the enormous pressure-adjusting underground water tank during a tour of the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel facility on April 8, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel is the world's largest underground flood diversion facility. The facility takes water overflow from four rivers and redirects it 50 meters underground into a 6.3 kilometer tunnel before being pumped into the Edo river. Construction of the facility began in 1993 and became fully operational 13 years later in 2006. The gigantic pressure-adjusting water tank is one of the highlights of the facility, positioned 22 meters below ground level, it is 177 meters long, 78 meters wide, 18 meters high and each of the 59 pillars weighs 500 ton. The tank is connected to a drain pump facility, housing four gigantic pumps which are capable of pumping up to 200tons of water per second (The equivalent of a 25m pool) The facility, designed to drain flood waters from the surrounding areas after heavy storms or typhoons is used on average seven times a year and has also become a tourist attraction with the facility running guided tours three times a day allowing tourists to visit the massive underground water tank.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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A general view inside the enormous pressure-adjusting underground water tank at the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel facility in Tokyo, Japan. The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel is the world’s largest underground flood diversion facility. The facility takes water overflow from four rivers and redirects it 50 meters underground into a 6.3 kilometer tunnel before being pumped into the Edo river.

A resident observes the flooded landscape near Ebro River, in Quinto del Ebro, near to Zaragoza, northern Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Heavy rain has led to flooding in northern Spain over the past few days, especially in Navarra provinces and Aragon.

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A resident observes the flooded landscape near the River Ebro, in Quinto de Ebro, near to Zaragoza, northern Spain on Tuesday. Heavy rain has led to flooding in northern regions over the past few days, especially in Navarra provinces and Aragon

Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on November 27, 2014 as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days.

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Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on Thursday as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days

A nomadic woman carries a milk container while shifting her belongings to a safer place from the flooded banks of river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu September 5, 2014. Sixty-five people were killed after heavy rains caused flash floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, including a wedding party on a bus that was swept away, officials said on Thursday. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after two days of heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades.

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A nomadic woman carries a milk container while shifting her belongings to a safer place from the flooded banks of river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu on Friday

People walk along a wooden bridge submerged by floodwater in Guilin

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People walk along a wooden bridge submerged by floodwater at Guilin, in south China’s Guangxi province, on Tuesday. Alerts for heavy storms were issued for several areas in the region as strong rainfall swept the north of the province, state media reported.

Flood in Bataan province brought by Typhoon Halong.

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Children swim in floodwater caused by Typhoon Halong in the town of Hermosa, Bataan province, Philippines, on Tuesday

Local residents ride a boat on a flooded road overflown by the Bago river at a low-lying part in Bago, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.   Flooding is common during Myanmar's monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.

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Local residents ride a boat on a flooded road overflown by the Bago river at a low-lying part in Bago, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar

Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county...Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county, Hunan province July 15, 2014.  More than 50,000 locals and tourists were evacuated since Monday night as record downpours hit Fenghuang county of central China's Hunan province, Xinhua News Agency reported.

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Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river as heavy rainfall hits the ancient town of Fenghuang county, Hunan province on Tuesday

A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014.

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A man crosses the flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, North Carolina on Friday morning