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A rescuer checks a signpost in a street flooded by the coastal river Laita in the city center of Quimperle, western France on February 7, 2014. 90 houses in Quimperle were flooded by the coastal river Laitia, which is expected to rise above 4,50 meters. Northwestern France has been hit by the winter storm Qumeira on February 6 and 7, with 36 French departments rising their alert level, notably in the Finistere.

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A rescuer checks a signpost in a street flooded by the coastal river Laita in the city centre of Quimperle, western France, on Friday. Ninety houses in Quimperle were flooded, with the water expected to rise above 4.5 metres

A picture shows a road sign in the city ...A picture shows a road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, almost entirely submerged by the rise of the Adour river, on January 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, is almost entirely submerged in water from the Adour river

Flood victims are pulled on inflatable tire tubes as they are evacuated from heavy flooding brought by tropical depression "Agaton", in Butuan, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao January 20, 2014. Floods and landslides caused by tropical depression "Agaton"  have killed 40 people and more than 500,000 people are displaced in Mindanao, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Sunday.

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Flood victims are evacuated from heavy flooding brought by tropical depression Agaton, in Butuan, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

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People ride on a horse-drawn carriage through floodwaters in Jakarta on Monday. Thousands of residents have been evacuated after floods hit the Indonesian capital following heavy rains. 

***BESTPIX*** Severe Flood Warnings In Place For The UK...CHERTSEY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 08:  Christine Baker wades through flood water, pulling her dog Archie in a boat, at the Abbey Fields caravan park after the River Thames flooded on January 8, 2014 in Chersey, England. Parts of the United Kingdon are entering a third week of flooding and stormy conditions.

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Christine Baker wades through flood water, pulling her dog Archie in a boat, at the Abbey Fields caravan park after the river Thames flooded on Wednesday in Chertsey, England. Parts of the UK are entering a third week of flooding and stormy conditions

Residents wade through a flooded street in Manila on August 20, 2013. Flood-battered residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on August 20 as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila.

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Residents wade through a flooded street in Manila. Flooded residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila.

A villager holding harvested peanuts after flooding hit Ningyuan county of Yongzhou, central China's Hunan province. Devastating floods at opposite ends of China have left 105 people dead and another 115 missing in recent days, state media said on August 19.

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A villager holds out peanuts harvested from his crops that have been damaged by floods hitting the Ningyuan county of Yongzhou, in China’s Hunan province. China has experienced flooding across the country in recent days, leaving 105 people dead and another 115 missing, according to state media.

An Indian army soldier comforts an injured Indian pilgrim after he was rescued from the higher reaches of mountains, at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath, in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Monday, June 24, 2013. A top official said the death toll in northern India could rise as army soldiers clear the debris from towns and villages flattened by landslides and monsoon flooding. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the number of people who have perished in the floods that washed away thousands of homes could go beyond the 1,000 deaths reported so far

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An Indian army soldier at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on Monday comforts an injured pilgrim after he was rescued from the higher reaches of mountains. Soldiers have been clearing debris from towns and villages flattened by landslides and monsoon flooding that has washed away thousands of homes. Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the number of people who have perished could be more than the 1,000 deaths reported so far.

A child displaced by the rising waters of the river Yamuna sits on a cycle cart parked outside makeshift tents at a roadside camp in New Delhi June 20, 2013. India's monsoon rains could ease soon after hitting 89 percent over averages in the week to June 19, according to weather office sources, in a third straight week of downpours that have caused major flooding in north India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

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A child displaced by the rising waters of the river Yamuna sits on a cycle cart parked outside makeshift tents at a roadside camp in New Delhi, India on Thursday.

A boy sits on a ladder next to his flooded house with the rising water levels

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A boy sits on a ladder next to his flooded house as the river Yamuna swells after heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi, India.

A young girl carries her family belongings to drier grounds as people evacuate the flooded banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. With heavy rainfall in northern India several cusecs of water have been released from barrages upstream, flooding the banks of the Yamuna along Delhi.

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A young girl carries her family’s belongings to drier ground as people evacuate the flooded banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India. With heavy rainfall in northern India several cubic feet per second of water has been released from barrages upstream, flooding the river’s banks

This picture made available Tuesday June 4, 2013,  shows an a erial view of the swollen Vltava river and a flooded house near Stare Ouholice village near Kralupy nad Vltavou, about 35 km (21.7 miles) north of Prague, taken on Monday, June 3, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (AP Photo/CTK, Vit Simanek) SLOVAKIA OUT

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A lone house stands surrounded by water from the swollen Vltava river at Stare Ouholice village near Kralupy nad Vltavou in the Czech Republic, about 35 km (21.7 miles) north of Prague. Heavy rainfall also caused flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 

Flooding in Germany - Gera...epa03728770 A man carries a woman through flood water in a street after flood waters overflowed the banks of the White Elster River in Gera, Germany, 03 June 2013. Flood warning level four is in effect along the White Elster and the Saale.  EPA/MARC TIRL

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A man carries a woman through flood water in a street in Gera, Germany. Flood waters have overflowed the banks of the White Elster River. 

A general view shows flooded fields near Hildesheim, Germany, 28Â May 2013. The flood waters caused by torrential rains were slowly retreating according to the fire department.

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Flooded fields near Hildesheim, Germany, on Tuesday. The flood waters caused by torrential rain were slowly retreating according to the fire department. 

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People prepare to paddle on a boat in the flooded village of Tosno during a spring flood in the northwestern Russian Leningrad region. 

A pedestrian walks past a row of new shoes for sale on a mud-covered street, following heavy rains in recent days, in a market-area of the town of Narok, Kenya Thursday, April 18, 2013. Kenya's annual long rains have brought heavy flooding around the country displacing thousands of people, with Kenya's Red Cross saying that two children who were buried in a landslide in Narok county have died, and the country's death toll from the heavy flooding rising to over 40.

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A pedestrian walks past a row of new shoes for sale on a mud-covered street, following heavy rains in recent days, in a market area in Narok, Kenya, on Thursday. Kenya’s annual long rains have brought heavy flooding around the country displacing thousands of people, with the Red Cross saying two children buried in a landslide in Narok had died, and the country’s death toll from the heavy flooding rising to over 40.