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There is an 85% chance of 2020 being an "above-normal" hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday. Here, a NOAA GOES-East satellite image shows last year's Hurricane Dorian, which made landfall on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Sept. 6. Hurricane Isaias made landfall in North Carolina earlier this week. NOAA/Getty Images hide caption

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Tropical Storm Isaias downed wires and uprooted trees, like this one in New York City, leaving millions of customers without power in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday. The governors of Connecticut and New York have each declared a state of emergency and are calling for investigations into state utility companies' response. Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Mary McCants (left) and Amy Garrett walk near a damaged pier the morning after Hurricane Isaias came through late Monday night in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Hurricane Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm Tuesday after making landfall overnight as a Category 1 hurricane in North Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Isaias Brings Wind, Rain And Tornado Risks Up Through The Northeast Into Canada

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Waves crash along the Juno Beach Pier as Tropical Storm Isaias passes through the area Sunday in Juno Beach, Fla. The storm is now headed toward the Carolinas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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NASA astronauts (from left) Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley and Chris Cassidy are the U.S. members of the Expedition 63 crew aboard the International Space Station. Behnken and Hurley are scheduled to return to Earth on Aug. 2. NASA hide caption

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Hurricane Isaias will maintain its hurricane status for several days as it passes along Florida's central Atlantic coast, the National Hurricane Center says. The storm's forecast cone predicts it will hug the southeastern U.S. coastline. National Weather Service hide caption

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Inmate firefighters battle California's Kincade Fire on Oct. 29, 2019. In late June, officials locked down 12 inmate fire camps after outbreaks of the coronavirus within the state's prison system. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Coronavirus Pandemic Sidelines California's Inmate Firefighters

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West Atlanta resident Harriet Feggins has been out of work since March because of the pandemic. So far she has managed to pay her electric bill by scraping together odd jobs and dipping into her 401(k). "I'm trying to do everything I can," she says, but she worries it won't be enough. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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'Tidal Wave' Of Power Shut-Offs Looms As Nation Grapples With Heat

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Broken boats and floating debris at a marina in Corpus Christi are among the damage caused by Hurricane Hanna, which was downgraded to a tropical storm and continued to shower Texas with heavy rain on Sunday. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Dan Wentland, Sherry Wentland, Gwynn Harris, and Randy Harris (left to right) attend services at the Lantana Road Baptist Church on March 8, 2020. The couples have known each other since the 1970s and lived in Paradise, Calif., until the 2018 Camp Fire destroyed their town. Lily Jamali/KQED hide caption

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After California's Camp Fire, Some People From Paradise Put Down Roots In Tennessee

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An evacuee lies on a cot at an evacuation shelter for people with disabilities in Stuart, Fla., in preparation for Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 1, 2019. Now, with the pandemic raging, officials across the South are trying to adjust their evacuation and shelter plans. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Disaster Relief For The Elderly And Disabled Is Already Hard. Now Add A Pandemic

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This graphic, provided by NASA, shows abnormally warm ocean temperatures. Forecasters believe this will continue to fuel an already above-average Atlantic hurricane season. NASA hide caption

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In August 2017, the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston was over capacity after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city. This hurricane season, congregate shelters — from school gyms to vast convention centers — risk becoming infection hot spots if evacuees pack into them as they have in the past. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Disaster Response Scrambles To Protect People From Both Hurricanes And COVID-19

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A one-horned rhinoceros and a calf wade through flood water at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, India, Thursday. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed dozens of people in this northeastern region. The floods also inundated most of Kaziranga National Park, home to a large concentration of the rare rhino species. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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