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A flooded building is pictured after Hurricane Matthew passes in Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S., October 11, 2016.

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A flooded building is pictured after Hurricane Matthew passes in Lumberton, North Carolina, U.S. Carlo Allegri/Reuters 

Indian people hold cremations along a roadside following heavy flooding at Daraganj ghat near Sangam in Allahabad

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Indian people hold cremations along a roadside following heavy flooding at Daraganj ghat near Sangam in Allahabad

A truck is seen in a flooded parking lot on August 15, 2016 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

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A truck is seen in a flooded parking lot in Denham Springs, Louisiana

A boy uses an inner tube of a tyre to help him through flood water in Amarapura Township, near Mandalay, in Myanmar

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A boy uses an inner tube of a tyre to help him through flood water in Amarapura Township, near Mandalay, in Myanmar

People ride along a flooded street during a heavy rainfall in Beijing

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People ride along a flooded street during a heavy rainfall in Beijing, China

This picture taken on July 6, 2016 shows a woman emptying the water from her boots at a flooded area in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province

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A woman empties water from her boots at a flooded area in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province

Water rising near the statue of the Zouave and the Eiffel Tower at the Alma bridge in Paris.

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Water rising near the statue of the Zouave and the Eiffel Tower at the Alma bridge in Paris.

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Yemenis stand on a car at a flooded street following heavy rain, in Sana’a. Torrential rain hit Sanaa and most parts of Yemen as summer temperatures soar

Pakistani students cross a makeshift bridge in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The previous bridge was washed away in a flood.

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Pakistani students cross a makeshift bridge in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday. The previous bridge was washed away in a flood

Locals use makeshift raft and rubber inner tube as a means of getting through  flooded road in Kale township of Sagaing Region, Myanmar on Monday. Myanmar president  declared four regions (Sagaing, Magway Regions and Rakhine, Chin States) as disaster zones on 31 July 2015. Heavy monsoon rains caused floods around Myanmar with dozens deaths being reported as thousands are fleeing their homes in several regions across the country. In Myanmar monsoon starts at the beginning of June and ends in September.

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Locals use makeshift raft and rubber inner tube as a means of getting through flooded road in Kale township of Sagaing Region, Myanmar on Monday. Myanmar president declared four regions (Sagaing, Magway Regions and Rakhine, Chin States) as disaster zones

A woman paddles her boat in her water-logged courtyard after recent rains in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday

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A woman paddles her boat in her water-logged courtyard after recent rains in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday

A driver pushes his Baja vehicle through flood waters outside the Presidential Palace, after heavy seasonal rains flooded parts of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A driver pushes his Baja vehicle through flood waters outside the Presidential Palace, after heavy seasonal rains flooded parts of Jakarta, Indonesia.

An Albanian man walks through flood waters towards his home in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora on February 3, 2015. Floods caused by heavy rains over the last days have hit southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers after rivers flooded thousands of hectares (acres), hundreds of homes and many roads. Many regions in southern Albania had no power or water. Police urged residents to cancel travel plans and more intense rain was forecast to hit over the next few days. No casualties were reported. AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKUGENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images

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A man walks home through flood waters in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora. Floods caused by heavy rains over the past few days have hit southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers after rivers flooded hundreds of homes and many roads.

A flood victim attempting to help his disabled child at a food hand-out point in Nchalo, Malawi. The Malawi government has declared half the country a disaster zone after torrential rains killed at least 170 people, left an estimated 100,000 homeless, and destroyed bridges and roads. The death toll had earlier been given as 48. It rose after villagers in the southern district of Nsanje were swept away by swelling rivers. Meteorologists warned that rains could continue for days.

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A flood victim attempting to help his disabled child at a food hand-out point in Nchalo, Malawi. The Malawi government has declared half the country a disaster zone after torrential rains killed at least 170 people, left an estimated 100,000 homeless, and destroyed bridges and roads

Heavy rain caused flooding in southern Thailand...epaselect epa04534557 A photo made available on 19 December 2014 shows a Thai child wading through floodwater during heavy rain at a Thai-Malaysian border district of Waeng, Narathiwat province, southern Thailand, 17 December 2014. Floods triggered by heavy rains along the Thai-Malaysian border province killed one child and two people missing affected tens of thousands villagers, media reports.  EPA/STR THAILAND OUT

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A child wading through floodwater during heavy rain at a Thai-Malaysian border district of Waeng, Narathiwat province, southern Thailand. Floods triggered by heavy rains along the Thai-Malaysian border province killed one child and two people missing affected tens of thousands villagers, media reports. 

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A Kashmiri shopkeeper stacks flood-damaged shoes on the street outside his flood-affected shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar

Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city center of Srinagar, India, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.  Flash floods have killed hundreds, washed away crops, damaged tens of thousands of homes and affected over a million people since Sept. 3, when heavy monsoon rains lashed Pakistan's eastern Punjab province and the Kashmir region, claimed by both India and Pakistan.

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Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city centre of Srinagar, India

A Pakistani girl leaves her flooded VILLAGE in Jhang, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the country s plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages Thursday, officials said.

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A Pakistani girl leaves her flooded village in Jhang, Pakistan. Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the countrys plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages on Thursday

A boy carries his bicycle through floodwater in the Morigaon district of Assam state, India. Dozens of people were killed and more than a million affected as floods driven by torrential monsoon rains ravaged India's northern and eastern states.

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Dozens of people were killed and more than a million affected as floods driven by monsoon rains ravaged the northern and eastern states of India over the weekend.

People are hand-draining their flooded house full of mud in the neighborhood of Asparuhovo in the Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgaria, 20 June 2014. At least 11 people, two of them children, have died after torrential rains caused flooding in eastern Bulgaria, the Interior Minstry said. Ten of the victims were found in the Black Sea port of Varna and another in Dobrich, 35 kilometres to the north. Several people were still missing. Lower sections of Varna were completely submerged. The floodwaters swept cars away and the work of rescue teams was hampered because of the drifting vehicles.

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People drain their flooded houses in the neighbourhood of Asparuhovo in the Varna, Bulgaria, after torrential rain and heavy floods hit the Black Sea city