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Floods in Ellicott City, Maryland, pushed cars into a pile last May. This year has been a year of record rainfall for cities throughout the mid-Atlantic and Carolinas. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Tropical Storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East Coast next week. Emergency officials have told residents to expect immediate threats of ocean swells, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding. National Hurricane Center and NPR hide caption

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A man walks through the streets of Boston on Thursday as snow falls from a massive winter storm. Schools and businesses throughout the Boston area were closed during the storm. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Rolled oysters have been a favorite snack in Louisville, Ky., restaurants for more than a century, but turmoil in the oyster industry has caused them to dwindle. Wikipedia/Southern Foodways Alliance hide caption

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Chris Morris, an experienced back country skier, cuts back in a glade on Lyon Mountain in upstate New York. Brian Mann/NCPR hide caption

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A Winter's Storm In March Means A Morning Skiing The Glades

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