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People watch from the Liberty Memorial as a severe storm that dropped several tornadoes earlier approaches downtown Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, shortly before striking Douglas County, Kansas. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 14, 2018. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts that two to four major hurricanes will form in the Atlantic during the 2019 hurricane season, which begins June 1. NOAA via Getty Images hide caption

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The 2019 Hurricane Season Will Be 'Near Normal.' But Normal Can Still Be Devastating

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Jessica Rodgers and neighbor Ray Arellana carry a stroller carrying Rodgers' sister Sophia Rodgers over downed power lines as they head to Rodgers' mother's apartment to check on damage on Thursday after a tornado tore though Jefferson City, Mo., late Wednesday. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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A satellite image from Wednesday morning shows a powerful storm system heading east across the U.S. The storm is expected to bring high winds, snow and rain to much of the central U.S. in the coming days. GOES-East/NOAA hide caption

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Icicles form on the walkway at North Avenue Beach of Lake Michigan in Chicago on Tuesday. Pinar Istek/Reuters hide caption

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Polar Vortex Causes Midwest States Of Emergency As Cold Pushes Farther South

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A screenshot from a video posted by the City of Lynchburg shows water flowing over Lakeside Drive, which runs atop the College Lake Dam in the Virginia city. City of Lynchburg via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken on May 26, at 21:30 UTC, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Subtropical Storm Alberto in the the Gulf of Mexico. The slow-moving system made landfall on Monday in the Florida Panhandle. NOAA via AP hide caption

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A man dressed as Elsa frees a Boston Police vehicle from a snowbank. Christopher Haynes on Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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