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A streetlight dangles over Louisiana Highway 56 as utility poles knocked askew by Hurricane Isaac lean over the roadway. (Aug. 29, 2012)

2012 storms and hurricanes

Tropical Storm Debby and other 2012 storms.

People rest in a rescue truck atop a
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People rest in a rescue truck atop a levee next to floodwaters after being rescued in Plaquemines Parish in Braithwaite, La. Dozens were reportedly rescued in the area after levees were overtopped by floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A streetlight dangles over Louisiana Highway 56 as
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A streetlight dangles over Louisiana Highway 56 as utility poles knocked askew by Hurricane Isaac lean over the roadway. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Waves lap over East Beach Drive at the
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Waves lap over East Beach Drive at the intersection of Ashley Place in Ocean Springs, Miss. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore early Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. (AP Photo/The Sun Herald, Amanda McCoy)

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A church is flooded as Hurricane Isaac hits
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A church is flooded as Hurricane Isaac hits in Braithwaite, La. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A Bay St. Louis, Mississippi fire department truck
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A Bay St. Louis, Mississippi fire department truck drives down Miss. 603 during Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. (John Fitzhugh/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT)

Wind churns water that has flooded U.S. 90
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Wind churns water that has flooded U.S. 90 in downtown Biloxi, Miss. as Hurricane Isaac continues to affect the Coast on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore early Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. (AP Photo/The Sun Herald, Amanda McCoy)

Members of the Swift Water Rescue Team take
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Members of the Swift Water Rescue Team take a boat to rescue a stranded resident in the Shoreline Park area of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, during Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. (John Fitzhugh/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT)

John Stone, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, left,
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John Stone, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, left, and his dog are led out of the water by a member of the Swift Water Rescue Team after being rescued from his flooded house during Hurricane Isaac on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. (John Fitzhugh/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT)

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Nathaniel McCall, left, and Bobbie Hughes talk in
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Nathaniel McCall, left, and Bobbie Hughes talk in front of Hughes home at the corner of Bream Dr. and Dog River Road West in Mobile, Ala., as Isaac continues to hit Louisiana Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Bill Starling) MAGS OUT

Juan Hinojosa, 14, left, and D'Antjuan Miller, 16,
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Juan Hinojosa, 14, left, and D'Antjuan Miller, 16, move a road closed barricade back into place on Dog River Road West in Mobile, Ala. as Isaac continues to hit Louisiana Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Press-Register, Bill Starling) MAGS OUT

A tree is blown over outside Tulane Medical
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A tree is blown over outside Tulane Medical Center during the rains from Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Category 1 hurricane is slowly moving across southeast Louisiana, dumping large amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Homes are flooded as Hurricane Isaac hit Braithwaite,
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Homes are flooded as Hurricane Isaac hit Braithwaite, La. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Residents who were rescued from their flooded homes
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Residents who were rescued from their flooded homes are transported to waiting assistance after Hurricane Isaac made landfall and flooded homes with 10 feet of water in Braithwaite, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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Research students from the University of Alabama measure
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Research students from the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in New Orleans, La. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A parking attendant's booth overturned on Poydras Street
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A parking attendant's booth overturned on Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans after Hurricane Isaac made landfall. (Aug. 29, 2012)

An uprooted tree lies across Poydras Street in
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An uprooted tree lies across Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans after Hurricane Isaac made landfall. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A tree lies on a car on Poydras
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A tree lies on a car on Poydras Street in downtown New Orleans after Hurricane Isaac made landfall. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A man crosses Canal Street in New Orleans
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A man crosses Canal Street in New Orleans in the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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A downed streetlight lies in the rain from
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A downed streetlight lies in the rain from Hurricane Isaac in the central business district of New Orleans. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Hurricane Isaac's winds and storm surge overcomes the
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Hurricane Isaac's winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods South Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Miss. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Hurricane Isaac's winds and storm surge overcomes the
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Hurricane Isaac's winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Miss. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Sand bags block the entrance to a Wells
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Sand bags block the entrance to a Wells Fargo Bank in Mobile, Ala. as Hurricane Isaac impacted the Gulf Coast. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A man removes sand bags from the entrance
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A man removes sand bags from the entrance to an office as he arrived to work in Mobile, Ala. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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Strong winds and big waves engulf Lake Pontchartrain
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Strong winds and big waves engulf Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana, where Hurricane Isaac has made landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said a “dangerous storm surge” was occurring along the northern Gulf Coast with storm surges of up to eight feet already being reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. States of emergency have been declared in Louisiana and Mississippi, allowing authorities to coordinate disaster relief and seek emergency federal funds. (Aug. 28, 2012)

A satellite image provided by NASA and taken
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A satellite image provided by NASA and taken Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, shows Hurricane Isaac over the Gulf of Mexico, as it approaches New Orleans.

Three men sit on a bench at the
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Three men sit on a bench at the edge of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the Louisiana coast. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Evan Stoudt faces strong winds while visiting the
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Evan Stoudt faces strong winds while visiting the banks of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana, where Hurricane Isaac has made landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said a “dangerous storm surge” was occurring along the northern Gulf Coast with storm surges of up to eight feet already being reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. States of emergency have been declared in Louisiana and Mississippi, allowing authorities to coordinate disaster relief and seek emergency federal funds. (Aug. 28, 2012)

A cyclist rides in Key West, Fla., as
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A cyclist rides in Key West, Fla., as Tropical Storm Isaac gains fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Isaac as
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This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Isaac as it barrels toward Florida. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Storm clouds build offshore in Clearwater, Fla., as
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Storm clouds build offshore in Clearwater, Fla., as Tampa area residents wait for Tropical Storm Isaac. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Oren Eshel boards a storefront on Duval Street
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Oren Eshel boards a storefront on Duval Street in Key West, Fla., in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Dale Shelton waits to be taken to a
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Dale Shelton waits to be taken to a shelter in Key West, Fla., as he prepares for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Mark Butler, from left, Danielle Butler and Wendi
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Mark Butler, from left, Danielle Butler and Wendi Butler work to fill sandbags at the Tiger Point Recreational Facility in Gulf Breeze, Fla., in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. (Aug. 25, 2012)

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Residents of Cite Soleil, Haiti, wade through floodwaters
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Residents of Cite Soleil, Haiti, wade through floodwaters on Route Neuf from Tropical Storm Isaac. At least four people were reported dead in Haiti, including a 10-year-old girl who had a wall fall on her, according to the country's Civil Protection Office. (Aug. 25, 2012)

In this photo released by the UN mission
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In this photo released by the UN mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, a woman swims through floodwaters in a low-lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Isaac, later upgraded to a hurricane on Tuesday as it moved over the United States, swept across Haiti's southern peninsula, dousing a capital city prone to flooding. (Aug. 25, 2012)

A voodoo cross in honor of the Baron
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A voodoo cross in honor of the Baron Samedi stands in floodwaters triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti's southern peninsula, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the 2010 earthquake. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Soldiers clean a seaside road from debris left
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Soldiers clean a seaside road from debris left by Tropical Storm Isaac in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Authorities said they evacuated nearly 3,000 people from low-lying areas, and at least 10 rural settlements were cut off by flooding. Power was out in parts of the capital, Santo Domingo. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Residents on the Ozama River bank play in
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Residents on the Ozama River bank play in the floodwaters triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Authorities said they evacuated nearly 3,000 people from low-lying areas, and at least 10 rural settlements were cut off by flooding. (Aug. 25, 2012)

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A man who was watching the sea and
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A man who was watching the sea and got pulled in by a wave fights the current as Tropical Storm Isaac hits Baracoa, Cuba. The man got out of the water safely on his own. Tropical Storm Isaac pushed into Cuba after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula. Isaac's center made landfall just before midday near the far-eastern tip of Cuba. (Aug. 25, 2012)

A home that was built twice within the
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A home that was built twice within the last two years is left in ruins during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac near the seawall in Baracoa, Cuba. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Men lay behind the seawall as waves brought
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Men lay behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought
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Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Cubans walk under the rain of Tropical Storm
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Cubans walk under the rain of Tropical Storm Isaac in Yaguajay. (Aug. 25, 2012)

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Three young women look at crashing waves in
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Three young women look at crashing waves in Gibara, Cuba, during Tropical Storm Isaac. (Aug. 25, 2012)

A man runs away from the waves in
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A man runs away from the waves in Gibara, Cuba, during Tropical Storm Isaac. (Aug. 25, 2012)

A man takes a picture of the waves
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A man takes a picture of the waves stirred up by Tropical Storm Isaac in Gibara, Cuba. (Aug. 25, 2012)

View of waves crashing on the shore in
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View of waves crashing on the shore in Gibara, Cuba, during tropical storm Isaac. (Aug. 25, 2012)

Canoe-goers navigate flooded streets as flooding continues to
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Canoe-goers navigate flooded streets as flooding continues to worsen and Tropical Storm Debby pounds the St. Petersburg, Fla., area. (June 24, 2012)

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Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area
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Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and has already led to flooding. (June 26, 2012)

A satellite view of Tropical Storm Debby. (June
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A satellite view of Tropical Storm Debby. (June 25, 2012)

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