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Aimee Cutter, the owner of Beach House restaurant, walks through water surge from Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, La. Hurricane Barry made landfall Saturday morning. Matthew Hinton/AP hide caption

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Ellicott City, Md.'s Main Street was turned into a raging river on Sunday, in a catastrophe that followed another flash flood in 2016. The water wrecked storefronts and left cars strewn amid debris on Monday. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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An image from video provided on Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard shows flooding along Kauai's Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. Brandon Verdura/U.S. Coast Guard/AP hide caption

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A helicopter flies above the rugged terrain along the banks of the East Verde River during a search and rescue operation for victims of a flash flood on Sunday in Payson, Ariz. Search and rescue crews recovered bodies of five adults and four children. Ralph Freso/AP hide caption

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