Extreme Weather 2014

Take a look at some of the most extreme weather systems throughout the world.

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Children play in floodwaters near their house in Chempaka, near Kota Bahru on December 28, 2014. Malaysia on December 28 pledged more funds to help over 160,000 people hit by the country's worst flooding in decades, as forecasters warned fresh rain could hamper efforts to relieve thousands left stranded by the waters.
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Local residents wade through floodwaters in Kota Bahru on December 28, 2014.
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This aerial view shows houses and plantations submerged in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Bharu on December 27, 2014.
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A jeep drives through floodwaters in Kota Bahru on December 28, 2014.
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Local residents use a boat to cross floodwaters in Kota Bahru on December 28, 2014.
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Water covers one of several vehicles stranded in an Ashby Ave. in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. A powerful storm churned through Northern California Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while soaking the region with much-needed rain. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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People use kayaks and a canoe to make their way around a flooded parking lot at a shopping center Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Healdsburg, Calif. A powerful storm churned through Northern California Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while soaking the region with much-needed rain.
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Homeowner Amanda Heinlein stands on a mud landslide covering a basketball court near her house in Azusa, Calif., Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. A soaking storm swept into California, causing several mudslides, flooding streets and cutting power to tens of thousands Friday after lashing the rest of the state with much-needed rain.
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Robert Wagner carries a bag of food for breakfast and a pack of beer while walking down a flooded street to his home Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Healdsburg, Calif. A powerful storm churned through Northern California Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while soaking the region with much-needed rain.
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Stalled cars wait for help at the intersection of Airport Blvd. and Grand Ave. in South San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. The vehicles stalled after driving through water that had flooded the intersection. A powerful storm churned through the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while bringing a soaking of much needed rain.
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Filipino residents use plastic sheets to protect them from rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.
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A general view of big waves brought about by strong winds pounding the seawall hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014.
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A resident jumps as he watches strong waves crash into shore as an effect of Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.
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A cat stays out of the snow in a make shift home for stray cats in Chambersburg, Pa. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
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Vehicles move through passenger pick-up lanes at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.
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A car sits in a snowbank after sliding off the road during an accident Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014 in Concord, N.H.
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Members of the Bowmansville Fire Department use a tractor to remove a stranded vehicle along Ellicott Creek, which crested at flood stage Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Bowmansville, N.Y.
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Brian Cintron walks in his snow-bound south Buffalo neighborhood on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y.
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Cars are buried in deep snow in the south Buffalo area on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y.
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A man walks along a snow-covered street on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done.
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Snow covers a street at daybreak Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in south Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo-area officials are getting help from a neighboring county in their efforts to clear roads and provide emergency services during the snowstorm that has buried sections of western New York in more than 5 feet of snow.
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Greg Mitri shovels his way through nearly five feet of snow on November 19, 2014 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, New York.
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Olivia Ahmed makes her way through nearly five feet of snow on November 19, 2014 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, New York.
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A New York State snowblower removes snow on Broadway in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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Mark Settlemyer, left, gets help clearing snow from the roof of his mother's house from Ken Wesley on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y.
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A four wheeler attempts to make his way through nearly five feet of snow on November 19, 2014 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, New York.
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Art Hauret pauses after he measures the nearly four foot accumulation of snow in his driveway on Summerfield Drive in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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Cars with snow atop the roofs sit idle at this home on Broadway in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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A New York State Snowgrader moves snow on Broadway in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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In this photo provided by Chrissy Hazard, a dog looks at the snow that was blown in the back door of the home of Chrissy Hazard on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
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Bob Wilcox clears the snow at the end of his driveway on Bowen Rd. in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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This driver climbs a snowbank to get to a gas at a station in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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Lake-effect snow storm with freezing temperatures affected travel, like this plane that negotiated its way through the snow at Buffalo Greater International Airport, in Buffalo, N.Y. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Temperatures fell to freezing or below at recording stations in all 50 states on Tuesday morning, from the highest elevations in the mountains of Hawaii to the snow-paralyzed Buffalo area in New York.
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A band of storm clouds moves across Lake Erie and into Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.
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A house is obscured by wind-blown, lake-effect snow on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 in Buffalo, N.Y.
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A bicycle messenger chains his bike to a snow-covered parking meter in downtown Cleveland Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Though the official start of winter is still more than a month away, parts of northeast Ohio were slammed with up to 12 inches of snow, and the National Weather Service says as much as 4 additional inches of lake effect snow could fall in portions of northeast Ohio through early Saturday morning.
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Vistors play with snow and take photos against the backdrop of ice and snow covered walls at Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge near Bridal Veil, Ore., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. A Thursday winter storm socked in much of Central and Eastern Oregon, with snow and ice, making travel difficult.
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Snow falls on the Curly Lambeau statue at Lambeau Field, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. A frigid blast of air is moving into the mainland U.S. thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend. Residents in the Upper Midwest are bracing for heavy snow and temperatures plunging across numerous states. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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Snow covers the ground as workers of Heath Firms, from Coloma, Wis., plant tulips and work on holiday decorations at Lambeau Field, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. A frigid blast of air is moving into the mainland U.S. thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend. Residents in the Upper Midwest are bracing for heavy snow and temperatures plunging across numerous states. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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Workers of Heath Firms, from Coloma, Wis., plant tulips for the spring and work on holiday decorations at Lambeau Field, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. A frigid blast of air is moving into the mainland U.S. thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend. Residents in the Upper Midwest are bracing for heavy snow and temperatures plunging across numerous states. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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A family salvages goods from their house that was destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
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Part of the belongings of Enrique Cota CeceÒa sit covered in mud inside his house which was severely flooded by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
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Enrique Cota CeceÒa cries after finding that his house was severely damaged by flood waters from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
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People stand in line to get free food from a Mega Supermarket in Los Cabos, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. According to employees the supermarket donated all the food in the store and established a system by which every person had 5 minutes to get whatever they could for free. Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos also on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.
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A woman takes goods from inside a destroyed convenience store trashed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday.
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A family from San Jose, California, cover themselves with pillows as they sit on the concrete stairs in the service area of a resort after the designated area for shelter was destroyed by winds in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.
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A hotel worker walks near the entrance of the resort, partially destroyed by Hurricane Odile, in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico's Baja California Peninsula overnight, tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday.
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Damage at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf resort, Cabo San Lucas.
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Damage at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf resort, Cabo San Lucas.
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Outdoor damage at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf resort, Cabo San Lucas.
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The staff locker room ceiling at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf resort, Cabo San Lucas.
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Makeshift beds in the halls at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf resort, Cabo San Lucas.
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Dupura Akhtar, cooks inside her flood-affected house in Ashigarh village, about 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2014. Heavy rainfall for the past few days has affected several districts of Assam state, flooding dozens of villages and displacing thousands.
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Villagers sail on a boat through a flood-affected area in Ashigarh village, about 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2014. Heavy rainfall for the past few days has affected several districts of Assam state, flooding dozens of villages and displacing thousands.
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Kristina Washington Brown, right, walks home with two of her children, Matthew Brown, middle, and Ashley Brown, left, through flooded streets as heavy rains caused flash flooding, stranding cars Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Laveen, Ariz.
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A stranded motorist is rescued by a firefighter as heavy rains caused flash flooding, stranding cars Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Laveen, Ariz. Authorities say at least six people have been rescued from vehicles that were stuck in flooded streets in Phoenix.
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A resident carries a tank of liquified petroleum gas as he negotiates a flooded area while Typhoon Rammasun nears suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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In this photo taken on a smartphone on Saturday, July 12, 2014, people gather to shelter from a hailstorm on the beach at Ob River, the major river in western Siberia in Novosibirsk, Russia.
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A Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement published online Monday, July 14, 2014 that two young girls aged three and four had died Saturday in the lakeside town of Bredsk after sustaining traumatic brain injuries when a tree fell on their tent, where they were taking shelter from the storm along with their families.
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Vehicles drive north on Hwy 12 due to mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island due to approaching Tropical Storm Arthur, July 3, 2014 in Pea Island, North Carolina. A Hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina's Outer Banks due to approaching storm Arthur that is expected to gain strength and become a category 2 hurricane when it passes the area.
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In this handout provided by NASA from the the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, weather system Arthur travels up the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida on July 2, 2014 in space. The robotic arm of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System or Canadarm2 is seen at upper right. According to reports, Arthur has begun moving steadily northward at around 5 kt. and the tropical storm is expected to strike the North Carolina Outer Banks over the Fourth of July holiday.
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A picnic area opposite Flemington racecourse is flooded as the maribyrnong river overflows on June 24, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Almost 80,000 homes have lost power across Victoria due to wild weather conditions across the state.
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A tornado forms over a house near Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014. At least one person is dead and at least 16 more are in critical condition after two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska on Monday.
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Two tornadoes approach Pilger, Nebraska, Monday June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska.
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This framgrab taken from video provided by StormChasingVideo.com shows two tornados approaching Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska.
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Ruth Labenz is assisted to safety by a Stanton County Sherriff's officer after her home was destroyed in the town of Pilger, Neb. Monday, June 16, 2014. At least one person is dead and at least 16 more are in critical condition after two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska on Monday.
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A woman walks down Black Hills Trail road in Pilger, Nebraska, Monday, June 16, 2014. At least one person is dead and at least 16 more are in critical condition after two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska on Monday.
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Indians enjoy high tide waves on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Friday, June 13, 2014.
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One lane of the East 26th Street between North Charles and North St. Paul streets collapsed about 4 p.m. and slid down an embankment leading to the tracks below washing away cars and flooding CSX railroad as a massive storm system drops heavy rains on the DC region with on April 30, 2014 in Baltimore, MD.
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Drivers navigate high water on Bradley Boulevard on April 30 in Bethesda, MD.
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A school bus creates a wake while navigating high water on Bradley Boulevard on April 30 in Bethesda, MD.
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Drivers navigate high water on Bradley Boulevard on April 30 in Bethesda, MD.
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Cars navigate the flooded road of Hunter Mill Road between Hunter View Road and Hunter Station Road near the Washington and Old Dominion Trial on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Vienna, VA. Flash flood warnings have been issued throughout the region as a wall of rain pushes through the DC area.
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This photo provided by James Bryant shows tornado damage, Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Mayflower, Ark. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning several tornadoes, including one in a small northeastern Oklahoma city and another that carved a path of destruction through several northern suburbs of Little Rock, Ark.
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John Ward, an automobile and RV dealer, looks an tornado damage to one of his trucks in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, April 27, 2014.
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Motorists check out a travel trailer damaged in an accident involving high winds from a severe thunderstorm that passed near Rich Hill, Mo., Sunday, April 27, 2014.
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Travel trailers and motor homes are piled on top of each other at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, April 27, 2014.A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning tornadoes.
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A parked car is seen partially submerged by localised floodwaters caused by torrential rain on April 12, 2014 in Port Douglas, Australia The cyclone crossed the coast of Cooktown overnight with winds reaching nearly 300 km/h and was downgraded from a category five to category two.
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Firefighter Rusty Murphy wades through floodwaters in a mobile home park in Pelham, Ala., on Monday, April 7, 2014. Police and firefighters rescued about a dozen people who were trapped by muddy, fast-moving water after storms dumped torrential rains in central Alabama.
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David Cowan uses a cooler to help Shannon Martin remove belongings from her flooded home in Pelham, Ala., on Monday, April 7, 2014. Heavy rains sent a creek out of its banks and resulted in severe flooding in parts of central Alabama.
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An abandoned vehicle sits submerged by floodwaters on a road in a mobile home park in Pelham, Ala., on Monday, April 7, 2014. Storms dumped torrential rains in central Alabama overnight, causing flooding across the region.
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An area resident watches as City of Madison Fire and Rescue members and a state wildlife officer search a culvert in Yazoo City, Miss., Monday, April 7, 2014, for a 9-year-old girl who authorities say is believed to have been swept away by flash flood waters on Sunday. Yazoo County Director of Emergency Management Joey Ward said emergency crews, a dive team and volunteers searched rain-swollen drainage ditches until about midnight and resumed Monday.
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Snow is plowed behind a jogger running on the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, Monday, March 17, 2014. Snow has been falling in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as winter-weary motorists faced another potentially treacherous commute Monday morning, just days before the start of spring.
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Daniel Davis is covered in snow and ice while clearing a sidewalk during a snow storm in Detroit Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The storm will likely move the Detroit area close to the seasonal snow total of 93.6 inches set in 1880-1881, according to the National Weather Service.
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A snow covered side street shows the effects of an overnight snowstorm Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Blue Island, Ill. A late winter storm dumped more than 5 inches of snow in the Chicago area, causing power outages and headaches for commuters.
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Pedestrians walk in the street during a snow storm in Detroit Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The storm will likely move the Detroit area close to the seasonal snow total of 93.6 inches set in 1880-1881, according to the National Weather Service.
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A morning commuter walks to a train station during a winter snowstorm Monday, March 3, 2014, in Philadelphia. Spring is in sight, but winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with up to a foot of snow and plummeting temperatures expected across the Mid-Atlantic states and up the East Coast.
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The statue of President Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, sculpted in 1853 by Clark Mill sits in the falling snow in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014. The winter weather prompted area schools and the federal government to close and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the greater Washington Metropolitan region.
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A morning commuter waits on a train during a winter snowstorm Monday, March 3, 2014, in Philadelphia.
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A sign is posted near an almond farm on February 25, 2014 in Turlock, California. As the California drought continues and farmers struggle to water their crops, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials announced this past Friday that they will not be providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff.
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A field that used to have almond trees at Baker Farming on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Almond farmer Barry Baker of Baker Farming had 1,000 acres, 20 percent, of his almond trees removed because he doesn't have access to enough water to keep them watered as the California drought continues.
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Visitors at the Washington Monument take a photograph of Canada Geese flying through the winter storm on February 25, 2014.
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The Calvary section of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is seen on the grounds of the US Capitol on February 25, 2014 after morning snow showers in the Washington, DC area.
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Snow falls as a member of the U.S. Army Old Guard, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment guards the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery, on February 26, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. The Washington Area was hit with a morning snow leaving up to 3 inches in some areas.
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A tractor plows a field on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Almond farmer Barry Baker of Baker Farming had 1,000 acres, 20 percent, of his almond trees removed because he doesn't have access to enough water to keep them watered as the California drought continues.
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A snow covered car sits along a road on February 18, 2014 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. After a harsh winter of record snow fall in much of New England and New York City, thousands of cars have been buried in the snow while alternate side of the street parking has been suspended for weeks. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid 40's by the end of the week in New York.
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A student walks on the sidewalk during a heavy snow day in Skokie, Ill., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. The National Weather Service on Monday forecast up to 8 inches of snow for areas of northern Illinois and 5 inches in central Illinois.
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Azim Fazili clears snow from sidewalk during a heavy snowy day in Chicago, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. The Chicago area was hit by relatively rare thundersnow as a wind-whipped storm caused near white-out conditions just in time for the evening rush hour.
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People walk past a pile of snow on February 14, 2014 in Times Square in New York City. New York and surrounding areas have been pummeled with heavier than usual snowfall this year, including a storm yesterday that dumped 8-12 inches of snow.
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Piles of snow line the waterfront overlooking the New York City skyline in Weehawken, N.J., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Commuters faced slick roads on Friday after yet another winter storm brought snow and ice to the East Coast, leaving at least 24 people dead.
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A pedestrian steps into a deep puddle at a slushy intersection in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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A city worker clears snow from the sidewalk by the "Firebird" sculpture in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Residents are digging out from one of the worst winter storms in many years.
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The morning sun is framed by ice crusted on a barrier on the Observation Deck of New York's Empire State Building, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The latest winter storm to pummel the country was moving off the East Coast by Friday morning after slamming the Southeast with traffic jams and power outages and dropping a foot or more of snow on parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
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A pedestrian walks through a cloud of steam on a snowy street in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Commuters faced slick roads on Friday after yet another winter storm brought snow and ice to the East Coast, leaving at least 24 people dead.
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People dig out vehicles after overnight snow on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Schools are closed across a swath of eastern New York from the mid-Hudson Valley to the Albany area as the region starts to dig out from 12 to 20 inches of snow dumped by the latest winter storm.
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A woman and her dog go for a walk in Central Park, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in New York. Yet another winter storm brought snow and ice to the East Coast.
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A Park Service employee clears snow in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. After pummeling wide swaths of the South, a winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow in Washington as it marched Northeast and threatened more power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for millions of residents.
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People dig out vehicles buried in snow in downtown Albany, N.Y., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Schools are closed across a swath of eastern New York from the mid-Hudson Valley to the Albany area as the region starts to dig out from 12 to 20 inches of snow dumped by the latest winter storm.
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Ice coats pine needles following a snow and ice storm in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning lasting into Thursday covering 95 of the state's 100 counties.
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Passerby Leo Cruz helps push a car from the frozen roadside in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The owner abandoned the car overnight during the storm. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning lasting into Thursday covering 95 of the state's 100 counties.
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Good Samaritans help push a stranded motorist stuck in deep snow on Stefko Boulevard Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Bethlehem, Pa. A wide swath of Pennsylvania awoke Thursday to a fresh coating of snow and a forecast for much more to come over the course of the day.
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A long line of travelers including a passenger with Valentine's Day flowers, center, packs the security area at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when operations resumed after the effects of a major winter storm halted flights for three days, on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta.
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Power company crews work on a downed power line near Emory University after the weight of accumulating freezing rain, sleet and snow toppled a nearby tree that slammed into power poles during a winter storm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. Over 175,000 residences and businesses statewide were without electricity.
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Fort Payne Improvement Authority workers work on lines that had become heavy with ice and were being blown around by high winds, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Dog Town, Ala. Trees and limbs began snapping under the weight of a coat of ice in east Alabama Wednesday, blocking roads during a winter storm that forecasters said could leave as much as a foot of snow in the Tennessee Valley.
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School bus driver Derese Burnette waits for assistance after his bus got stuck along Seawell School Rd. in Chapel Hill, NC, during a snow storm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. A second winter storm in two weeks pummeled South Carolina on Wednesday, cutting power to tens of thousands and prompting Gov. Nikki Haley to ask President Barack Obama to declare the state a federal disaster area.
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Shmetrice Moore, a nurse at an Emory hospital, scrapes snow and ice off her windshield as she and others are released early from their shift before a winter storm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Johns Creek, Ga. From Texas to the Carolinas and the South's business hub in Atlanta, roads were slick with ice, tens of thousands were without power, and a wintry mix fell in many areas.
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Ice and snow cover Interstate 26, early Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley again declared a state of emergency as emergency officials worried that as much as an inch of ice accumulating on trees and power lines Wednesday into Thursday could knock out powers to thousands, especially in the Midlands.
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Snow and ice build up on the street signs for Snow and McDaniel Streets on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Greer, S.C. Snow and icy conditions were expected to continue in the state through Wednesday.
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Snow and ice begin to cover Canton Street in Roswell, Ga.,Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Across the South, winter-weary residents woke up Wednesday to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially "catastrophic" storm is yet to come.
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A taxi cab is surrounded by water on a flooded street after a water main break in Detroit on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. The broken water main flooded a several-block area in southwest Detroit, trapping several cars.
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Firefighter Robbie Hairell scrapes snow off of his car Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014 in Dog Town, Ala. A winter storm dropped from 1 inch to 3 inches of wintry precipitation across a wide area, turning trees and roads white and forcing hundreds of schools, businesses and government offices to close or open late.
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Barrow County residents make a snowman as a winter snow storm that the National Weather Service predicted to be "an event of historical proportions" blows into Euharlee, Ga., about 40 miles north of metro Atlanta, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
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Micah Hulit slides down a hill during a winter storm that the National Weather Service predicted to be "an event of historical proportions," in Euharlee, Ga., about 40 miles north of metro Atlanta, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
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A golfer tees off at the fog shrouded golf course at Land Park in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. After a weekend storm brought much needed rain, fog has moved in to blanket the Capital city.
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A man crosses the street in front of the Illinois State Capitol Complex during a snowstorm Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. Just as the East Coast digs out from a canopy of wet, heavy snow, more of the same is moving through the Midwest and heading east again.
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People walk through a snow-covered Central Park in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The National Weather Service said Monday's storm, which brought 8 inches of snow to New York City, will be followed by a new storm in the Midwest on Tuesday.
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Streets and Sanitation workers prepare road salt as the city braces for another winter storm on February 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Although Chicago says it has a good supply, many of the suburban communities are running out of salt after an unusually cold and snowy start to the winter.
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A construction worker smiles as he unloads rebar from a truck during a winter snowstorm, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. After several days of mild weather, snow has returned to the Northeast.
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A pedestrian walks against the snow and wind on 42nd Street, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in New York. Another round of winter weather followed a day of unseasonable temperatures with several inches of snow in the eastern United States on Monday, closing schools, disrupting air traffic and snarling travel plans for people trying to return home from the Super Bowl in the New York area.
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A park employee carries a shovel through Bryant Park on 42nd Street in the snow, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in New York.
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A snow plow waits for a vehicle to move out of its parking spot in Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood on Monday Feb. 3, 2014 in New York. Nearly 2,000 flights and 1,500 canceled flights were eported nationwide in cities including Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and New York.
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A man looked to Lake Michigan at the 39th Street Harbor in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. A new storm system threatens to bring significant snowfall Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by more arctic air that will drop readings to subzero levels again both Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
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Chunks of ice float in the James River on January 29, 2014, in Richmond, Virginia. A rare winter storm has brought ice and snow across the southern states, closing schools and stranding motorists.
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A truck being used to transport sand to spread across the ice-covered roads is parked along route 78 on January 29, 2014 in Snellville, Georgia. Thousands of motorists were stranded, many overnight, as a winter storm dropped three inches of snow, and ice made driving hazardous.
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In this aerial photo, traffic is snarled along the I-285 perimeter north of the metro area after a winter snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people. Georgia State Patrol troopers headed to schools where children were hunkered down early Wednesday after spending the night there, and transportation crews continued to treat roads and bring gas to motorists, Deal said.
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Sunny Walker, a stranded motorist on Interstate 285, holds her two dogs while in her truck Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Dunwoody, Ga. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people.
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In this aerial photo, abandoned cars at I-75 headed northbound near the Chattahoochee River overpass are piled up in the median of the ice-covered interstate after a winter snow storm , Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia Gov.
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Kevin Moore hands out water to a stranded motorist on Interstate 285 Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Dunwoody, Ga. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people.
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Pearl Tilley, Maya Tilley, center, and Ashley Walker make their way home from school Tuesday January 28, 2014 in Childersburg, Ala. A fast-moving, unexpectedly severe winter storm blanketed much of Alabama and the south with a treacherous layer of frozen precipitation Tuesday.
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A pedestrian crosses Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. as snow falls in downtown Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Snow, sleet and freezing rain fell across much of North Carolina.
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Red Cardinals sit on flora, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Decatur, Ga.. Georgians stocked up on ice-melting chemicals, school systems closed, and road crews cleared snow and ice from highways as a winter storm moved through.
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Jason Morrow, left, and Larry Nunn, Sr., who are homeless, huddle in blankets to keep warm under the Pontchartrain Expressway in downtown New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The third and nastiest arctic blast of the season hit Louisiana on Tuesday, as freezing rain began to fall and the rare possibility of snow loomed.
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Cliff Helton sleds in the snow, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. Temperatures in the teen's fell into the single-digit's Tuesday night.
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Claire Woolsey, a Belhaven University student from Ireland, holds onto Serenity Aguilar, 4, as they use a trash bag to slide down the hills that surround the soccer fields at Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
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Vehicles make their way around a beer delivery truck that slid off county road 25 during a snow storm which hit the south, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014 in Wilsonville, Ala. A winter storm that would probably be no big deal in the North all but paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold.
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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees commuters wait for a bus January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city has had 18 days at or below zero so far this winter, two shy of the 20-day record.
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Vehicles are backed up on a snow covered US Highway 280 during a snow storm, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014 in Chelsea, Ala. A winter storm that would probably be no big deal in the North all but paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday.
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Mike Patton, center, a volunteer for the New Orleans Police Department Homeless Assistance Unit, along with two police officers, assists an incapacitated man off the sidewalk to take him to a homeless shelter in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
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Ice gathers on a drain in the French Quarter as winter weather threatens on January 28, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Erinn Lingo (L) and Nicoloette Anders sit stranded at Louis Armstrong International Airport after flights were canceled for due to winter weather on January 28, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city has had 18 days at or below zero so far this winter, two shy of the 20-day record.
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Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan as temperatures hovered around -10 degrees on January 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city has had 18 days at or below zero so far this winter, two shy of the 20-day record.
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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees commuters wait for a bus January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Ice forms as waves crash along the Lake Michigan shore Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Chicago. Below-zero high temperatures have returned to many parts of the Midwest bringing with it wind chills ranging from the negative teens to 40s, school cancellations and sighs of resignation from residents who are weary of bundling up.
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A closeup view of ice crystals on a storm door is shown Wednesday January 22, 2014 in Frederick, MD.
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Steam is seen coming out from the buildings along Independence Avenue where George Stinny of the National Park Service cleans up the sidewalks at the National Mall which are covered with ice and snow after a winter storm.
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A view of the Central Park lake, partially frozen due to the record cold temperatures after the snow storm in New York, January 22, 2014.
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People sled down snow covered hills in Central Park after the snow storm in New York, United States, January 22, 2014.
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Snow covered streets are viewed in Brooklyn on the morning after a major winter storm blanketed much of New York City in 10 to 12 inches of snow on January 22, 2014 in New York City. While the storm caused major traffic and subway delays, New York City area schools were open on Wednesday morning.
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Helene Johnson clears a sidewalk of snow in Brooklyn on the morning after a major winter storm blanketed much of New York City in 10 to 12 inches of snow on January 22, 2014 in New York City. While the storm caused major traffic and subway delays, New York City area schools were open on Wednesday morning.
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A man shovels snow off his car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston.
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Alisa Riley, of Hingham, Mass., shovels snow from a sidewalk in front of a women's fitness center where she works in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The National Weather service reports that by Wednesday morning some towns in the state had about 18 inches of snow from a winter storm.
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A pedestrian walks through a snow storm, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in south Philadelphia. A storm swept across the Mid-Atlantic and New England, bringing 8 to 12 inches of snow to Philadelphia and New York City, and more than a foot in Boston.
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People make their way on Times Square during a snow storm in New York, January 21, 2014. In New York, a storm alert was issue for noon Tuesday to 6:00 am Wednesday with as much as a foot forecast for the metropolitan region.
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A woman walks outside of an office building as snow falls, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Baltimore. Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school or were being sent home early, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday as another winter storm bears down on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
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Commuters wait for a bus during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A storm is sweeping across the Mid-Atlantic and New England. The National Weather Service said the storm could bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to Philadelphia and New York City, and more than a foot in Boston.
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A man walks on a Brooklyn promenade near the Manhattan Bridge on a morning with dense fog on January 15, 2014 in New York City. Travel delays were reported for commuters due to the fog as were delays at airports from Washington to New York City.
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The silhouettes of trees are viewed in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a morning with dense fog on January 15, 2014 in New York City. Travel delays were reported for commuters due to the fog as were delays at airports from Washington to New York City.
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People walk in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a morning with dense fog on January 15, 2014 in New York City. Travel delays were reported for commuters due to the fog as were delays at airports from Washington to New York City.
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A man walks on a Brooklyn promenade near the Manhattan Bridge on a morning with dense fog on January 15, 2014 in New York City. Travel delays were reported for commuters due to the fog as were delays at airports from Washington to New York City.
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NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured a Midwestern wintertime "White Out" at 2015 UTC/3:15 p.m. EST on January 6, 2014. Blowing snow and intensely cold air created dangerous white-out conditions over the Midwest, particularly around the Great Lakes, where daytime temperatures averaged -20F with a wind chill near -50F. You can see the great lakes are frozen over.
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A man walks past a car partially covered in ice in Baltimore, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, where temperatures continue to remain well below freezing. An arctic blast eased its grip on much of the U.S. on Wednesday, with winds calming and the weather warming slightly a day after temperature records, some more than a century-old, shattered up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
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Ice crystals gather atop a frozen pond on January 7, 2014 in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Temperatures in the single digits coupled with below-zero wind chills have prompted the closure of local governments, schools, and businesses throughout the South.
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A New York city pedestrian covers up against single digit temperature on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The high was around10 degrees. But wind chills will make it feel more like minus 10.
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Pilot Hank Cain captured this image of a frozen Chicago from a United Express flight from Washington D.C. to the Windy City on Jan. 7
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Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city.
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Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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In this satellite handout image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows the entry of a large area of low pressure of the Polar Vortex into the Northern U.S. January 6, 2014. The weather system is bringing dangerously cold temperatures not seen in half of the continental United States in about 20 years. It is expected to move northward back over Canada toward the end of the week.
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A man wears a face mask and heavy clothes while walking through downtown Springfield, Ill., in blowing and falling snow as a strong winter storm moves through the Midwest Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Temperatures not seen in years are likely to set records in the coming days across the Midwest, Northeast and South, creating dangerous travel conditions and prompting church and school closures.
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A Michigan State Trooper checks on a motorist who slid off I-75 in Clarkston, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Michigan residents are stocking up in preparation for the harshest winter conditions in 20 years, with a foot of snow already on the ground, more on the way and temperatures expected to dive as low as minus 15.
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The Chicago skyline and a freezing Lake Michigan are seen from the Museum Campus in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees.
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New Yorkers take advantage of closing schools due to the snowstorm hit the north part of the country. People in New York go to the Central Park and enjoy the snowy environment on January 3, 2014, in New York.
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New Yorkers take advantage of closing schools due to the snowstorm hit the north part of the country.
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A mailbox and bench are covered with ice near a building which caught on fire in Plattsmouth, Neb., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, and the water sprayed on it by fire fighters froze. Much of the American Northeast and the Midwest are suffering from sub-freezing temperatures.
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Michael Stanton walks between houses cover in ice from sea spray along the shore in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Wind-whipped, fluffy snow continued to fall across the state, buffeted by wind gusts at around 40 miles per hour. National Weather Service reported Friday morning that the temperature in Boston was 2 degrees, but 20-below when the wind chill is factored in.
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A man takes photos of snowmen with the Capitol in the background, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Washington. After a storm blew through the Washington region overnight, roads are being cleared and many schools systems are closed. The federal government and the District of Columbia government will be open Friday, but workers have the option to take leave or telework.
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Alex Herrick, Adam Scirico and Peter Herrick clear a section of Hampton Manor Lake to play ice hockey on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in East Greenbush, N.Y. Upstate New York on Friday had temperatures in the single digits with below-zero wind chills.
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A pedestrian uses his cross-country skies on 58th Street during his morning commute, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. New York City public schools were closed Friday after up to 7 inches of snow fell by morning in the first snowstorm of the winter.
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US Postal Service letter carrier Danny Kim clears snow and ice as he climbs on the hood of his mail delivery truck in the parking lot at the U.S. Post Office in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Kim said that despite the storm resulting in many closing of local school systems, he and his colleagues were working on an unchanged schedule. A winter storm that swept across the Midwest this week blew through the Northeast and its biggest cities on Friday, producing more than a foot of snow in spots, giving rise to wind gusts that threatened trees and power lines, and leaving bone-chilling cold in its wake.
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Sunlight streams through the windows of a building which caught on fire in Plattsmouth, Neb., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, and the water sprayed on it by fire fighters froze. Much of the American northeast and the midwest are suffering from sub-freezing temperatures.
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A man clears snow from a vehicle on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions Friday.
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A woman uses a shovel to dig her car out a snowbank Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The New York City Office of Emergency Management issued a hazardous travel advisory into Friday, warning that roads likely would be icy and snow would continue to drift.
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A man who did not wish to be identified uses a snow blower to clear a path near an apartment complex Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The New York City Office of Emergency Management issued a hazardous travel advisory into Friday, warning that roads likely would be icy and snow would continue to drift.
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A bicycle is buried by overnight snowfall, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. New York City public schools were closed Friday after up to 7 inches of snow fell by morning in the first snowstorm of the winter.
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Children make a snow pile in Times Square, during a snowstorm Thursday. The storm is expected to bring snow, stiff winds and punishing cold into the Northeast.
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"I love New York 2.1.14" is stenciled into the snow during winter storm "Hercules" in lower Manhattan January 2, 2014 in New York City. The storm is expected to dump up to 10 inches of snow overnight. So far, there have been over 2,000 flight cancellations, and New York Governor Cuomo has shut down LIE service. Click through to see more extreme weather photos.
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Visitors enjoy the snow on Broadway January 2, 2014 on Times Square in New York. Forecasters are predicting up to seven inches of snow in New York. Snowfall in the northeastern United States caused flight cancellations and airport delays while federal government offices and schools closed due to the foul weather. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ferdinand Barrios clears snow from his truck in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on January 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Visitors enjoy the snow on Broadway January 2, 2014 on Times Square in New York. Forecasters are predicting up to seven inches of snow in New York. Snowfall in the northeastern United States caused flight cancellations and airport delays while federal government offices and schools closed due to the foul weather.
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A Frontier airplane waits for passengers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Another one to three inches of snow could fall across the Chicago metro area Thursday with even more falling in the southern part of the region, according to the National Weather Service.
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A park crew clears the snow around Annish Kapoor's stainless steel Cloud Gate sculpture at Millennium Park, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, as snow continues to accumulate in downtown Chicago. More snow could fall across the Chicago metro area Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
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A winter-weary commuter struggled against the blowing snow Thursday in Chicago. The first winter storm of 2014 slammed the Midwest before heading toward the Northeast, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow before temperatures plummet dangerously low.
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Snowdrifts blanketed rental cars at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The snowstorm forced the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights out of Chicago's airports on Wednesday and Thursday.
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In coastal Maine, astronomical high tides combined with the winter storm's strong winds and frigid temperatures to create dangerous conditions. Here, a utilities truck drives through a flooded road along the Portland waterfront.
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Christina Kistler walks her dog Sheldon in snow on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Snow and bone-chilling temperatures are greeting morning commuters across New York on the first work day of 2014, with some upstate areas expected to get more than a foot of snow by the weekend.
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Passengers from the trapped Russian vessel MV Akademik Shokalski prepare to board the Chinese helicopter Xueying 12 in the Antarctic Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from the research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice, 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Australia, since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation Thursday.
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A man looks at the level of water on January 2, 2014 in the city center of the western city of Quimperle flooded by the Laita river. Britanny is placed under flood warning due to heavy rains and high tidal coefficient.
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Flood water from the River Mole rises after recent rain on January 2, 2014 in Leatherhead, England. Government ministers are holding a COBRA emergency committee meeting today to discuss the United Kingdom's response to recent flooding.
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Flood water from the River Mole rises after recent heavy rain on January 2, 2014 in Leatherhead, England. Government ministers are holding a COBRA emergency committee meeting today to discuss the United Kingdom's response to recent flooding.
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Flood water from the River Mole rises after recent heavy rain on January 2, 2014 in Leatherhead, England. Government ministers are holding a COBRA emergency committee meeting today to discuss the United Kingdom's response to recent flooding.
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A cyclonic swell sweeps a pier on January 2, 2014 in Saint-Gilles, in the French La Reunion overseas island.The Indian Ocean island is placed on red-alert today, due to the Bejisa hurricane with gusts between 120 and 150 km per hour and may even exceed 200 km per hour. In early afternoon the storm made its first casualties, leaving more than 80,000 homes without electricity.
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A man faces fierce winds on January 2, 2014 in Saint-Gilles, in the French La Reunion overseas island.The Indian Ocean island is placed on red-alert today, due to the Bejisa hurricane with gusts between 120 and 150 km per hour and may even exceed 200 km per hour.
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A photo taken on January 2, 2014 shows a landing stage hit by sea waves in Saint-Paul, in the French La Reunion overseas island. The Indian Ocean island is placed on red-alert today, due to the Bejisa hurricane with gusts between 120 and 150 km per hour and may even exceed 200 km per hour.
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A man takes pictures of the sea waves near a landing stage on January 2, 2014 in Saint-Paul, in the French La Reunion overseas island. The Indian Ocean island is placed on red-alert today, due to the Bejisa hurricane with gusts between 120 and 150 km per hour.
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A broken electrical pole hangs in the air as Kashmiri Muslims drive on a snowy road on the outskirts of Srinagar, India Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Snowfall in the Indian portion of Kashmir has disrupted power supply, as well as air and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu, according to news reports.
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A Kashmiri Muslim fisherman casts his net after a fresh snowfall in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
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