Simone Wester and her 7-month old son Jeremiah walk through the flood waters outside her apartment building at the Guardian Court Apartments in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday.
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Cindy Minnix waits for a bus in a flooded street on Oct. 18, 2012, in Miami Beach. A changing climate is making floods related to high tides more frequent, scientists say.
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A car is abandoned on a flooded street following heavy rains and flash flooding in Bay Shore, N.Y., on Wednesday. The South Shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record-setting rain that caused roads to flood.
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A military amphibious vehicle heads down a flooded street in Obrenovac, Serbia. Residents were preparing for a river surge Monday that threatened to inundate Serbia's main power plant.
Flooded houses in Topcic Polje, near Zepce, in Bosnia, on Friday. The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years have hit Bosnia and Serbia, killing at least four people and forcing hundreds out of their homes.
One bad winter storm could leave Estes Park Medical Center isolated and unable to transfer seriously ill patients to facilities with intensive care units and other specialized services.