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A tow truck crew pulls a Petaluma High School District bus out of high water in Petaluma, Calif., on Feb. 13, 2019. More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars.

Jayden Hammond-Sires, 11, wades through floodwater with his family in the suburb of Hermit Park in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, on Feb. 6, 2019. Residents began cleaning up after days of torrential rain and unprecedented water releases from the city's swollen dam, sending torrents of water down the Ross River and into the city, swamping roads, yards and homes.

A winter storm in Mammoth Mountain, Calif., early on Feb. 3, 2019. The National Weather Service said 8 feet of snow fell at the June Mountain Ski resort north of Mammoth Lakes and up to 3 feet were reported in the resorts around Lake Tahoe since Feb. 1.

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An overhead marquee says it all as temperates rise to -19 degrees Fahrenheit while schools and some government offices remain closed for a third day due to the extreme cold weather in Minneapolis on Jan. 31, 2019.

The marsh around Logan International Airport in Boston remains frozen Jan. 31, 2019, on a day when many flights were canceled or delayed due to extreme cold and ice conditions caused by the polar vortex.

Ice flows fill the Merrimack River as it heads towards the Atlantic Ocean in Newburyport, Mass., during the extreme cold temperatures caused by the polar vortex on Jan. 31, 2019.

A car overturned by a tornado lays smashed on top of a street pole in Havana, Cuba, on Jan. 28, 2019. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air.

A sinkhole is seen in a condominium complex in La Habra, Calif., on Jan. 24, 2019. The ground collapsed in a green space between the residences, toppling trees. The hole was estimated to be about 80 feet long and 20 feet wide.

Flooding due to heavy rain caused by Tropical Storm Usman is seen in Camarines Sur province in the Philippines in this aerial photo taken Dec. 29, 2018, and released Jan. 6, 2019.

A mudslide trapped several vehicles along Valley of the Falls Drive in Forest Falls in San Bernardino County, Calif., on Nov. 29, 2018.

Butte County road worker Matt Brandt clears a drain pump of debris from a mudslide that partially blocked Honey Run Road near Chico, Calif., on Nov. 29, 2018. Flash flooding hit Chico and nearby wildfire-scarred Paradise, causing flooding and mudslides forcing officials to deploy swift water rescue teams to rescue people.

A decorative Santa sits among the burned ruins of a store in Paradise, Calif., on Nov. 26, 2018.

Krystin Harvey, left, comforts her daughter Araya Cipollini at the remains of their home burned in the Camp Fire, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. The blaze that started two days before outside the hilly town of Paradise had grown and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes, by Saturday, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began.

Flames consume a Kentucky Fried Chicken as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Nov. 8, 2018.

The sun sets as Hurricane Willa makes landfall in Mazatlan, Mexico, on Oct. 23, 2018.

A man walks through a beachfront neighborhood that was decimated by Hurricane Michael, on Oct. 16, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Florida. The neighborhood was mostly flattened after Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm.

Hurricane Florence, seen from the International Space Station, threatens the East Coast on Sept. 12, 2018.

A car floats in Seneca Lake as crews attempt to drag a shed out of the water in upstate Lodi on Aug. 15, 2018, after heavy rain and flash flooding the day before led to evacuations and destruction in the Finger Lakes region.

The Howe Ridge Fire burns at Glacier National Park in Montana on Aug. 12, 2018. The wildfire raged through the park's busiest area and prompted the hasty evacuation of hundreds of visitors, officials said.

Firefighters monitor a back fire as they battle the Mendocino Complex Fire on Aug. 7, 2018, near Lodoga, Calif. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history.

Firefighters monitor a back fire as they battle the Mendocino Complex Fire on Aug. 7, 2018, near Lodoga, Calif.

Firefighter Brandon Esquer makes his way down a hillside while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, on Aug. 7, 2018, near Lodoga, Calif.

A 747 Global Airtanker makes a drop in front of advancing flames from a wildfire in Lakeport, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2018.

Flames from a wildfire advance up a ridge, towering over a home that eventually burned near Lakeport, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2018.

People row through floodwaters in Hanoi's suburban Chuong My district in Vietnam on Aug. 2, 2018.

A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr Fire in Redding, Calif., on July 27, 2018.

A dry riverbed of the Rhine River in Duesseldorf, Germany, seen here on July 25, 2018.

A woman with a cast on her arm stands among burned cars after a wildfire went through the village of Mati, Greece, near Athens, on July 24, 2018. The deadliest wildfires in Greece in decades have killed at least 79 people and sent thousands fleeing, The Associated Press reported July 25. In the seaside resort of Mati alone, 26 were found dead, huddled in a compound, the AP said.

Firefighters try to extinguish flames during a wildfire in the village of Kineta, near Athens, on July 24, 2018.

Muddy floodwaters in Spring Creek flow beneath the Skyrush roller coaster, in yellow, and the Comet roller coaster, in white, at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa., on July 23, 2018. Hersheypark and the neighboring ZooAmerica wildlife park closed because of flooding on Monday. Hersheypark reopened Tuesday, but is closed again Wednesday and Thursday, while ZooAmerica remained closed throughout that time.

A flag stands among the rubble at a tornado-damaged building on Main Street in Marshalltown, Iowa, on July 20, 2018. Several buildings were damaged the evening before by a tornado in the main business district in town, including the historic courthouse.

An aerial view shows restaurants affected by Hurricane Bud on the coast of Acapulco, Mexico, on June 12, 2018. 

A tornado moves slowly across the plains north of Laramie, Wyo., on June 6, 2018. No injuries were reported.

A noticeable increase in volume of lava being produced by fissure 7 has huge rivers of lava snaking their way toward the sea, and a massive flow headed toward the Puna Geothermal Venture geothermal energy conversion plant in Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 27, 2018.

Flash flooding covers Rogers Avenue and Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., on May 27, 2018. Flash flooding and water rescues were reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaked much of the state.

Lightning during a storm in Ciudad Real, Spain, on May 25, 2018.

A man shows a photo of Gautam Singh, 26, who died with 24-year-old Sunil Kumar after getting crushed under the debris of a ceiling that fell in heavy winds in Kheragarh, India, on the outskirts of Agra, on May 4, 2018. A series of super storms tore through India, killing dozens.

A scene from Montana's Helena Valley on April 30, 2018, where Ten Mile Creek jumped its banks and caused flooding in some residential areas.

A thick sandstorm engulfs the Sudanese capital on March 29, 2018, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns.

Lightning strikes above Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa, on March 28, 2018.

A house destroyed by hurricane winds is seen in Barranquitas, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 24, 2017, after Hurricane Maria.

In Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria tore down many trees and damaged the many old structures in the area on Sept. 20, 2017.

An aerial view on Aug. 24, 2017, shows houses covered by stones after a massive landslide struck the day before in the village of Bondo, Switzerland. 

Part of a street and bridge are covered by stones in Bondo, Switzerland, on Aug. 24, 2017, after a landslide the day before.

Damaged trees are seen in front of the Wynn Macau resort in Macau on Aug. 24, 2017, after Typhoon Hato hit the territory the day before. 

A man takes pictures against strong wind caused by Typhoon Hato at a housing area in Hong Kong on Aug. 23, 2017. 

A flooded playground is seen in front of residential blocks after heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on Aug. 23, 2017.

Indian villagers traveling at the back of a truck approach another truck stuck along a flooded section of a state highway at Chachol village in the Indian state of West Bengal on Aug. 23, 2017.

Boats are moored on a shrinking arm of the second largest water reservoir feeding the Segura River and Spain's southeastern regions, which is at 12 percent capacity and at its lowest level since 1994, on July 26, 2017, in Sacedon, Spain. As the severe drought in the country's southeastern regions of Albacete, Guadalajara, Murcia and Almeria continues for a second straight year, water levels of the region's main reservoir are worryingly low.

An aerial photo taken May 22, 2017, shows a massive landslide along California State Highway 1 that has buried the road along the coast under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area of Big Sur called Mud Creek.