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Traffic backed up on Interstate 75 in Jennings, Fla., near the Florida/Georgia state line as people fled Hurricane Irma on Sept. 8, 2017. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Lessons From Hurricane Irma: When To Evacuate And When To Shelter In Place

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Larry Dimas walks around his destroyed trailer in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Fla., on Sept. 11, 2017. The World Meteorological Organization will no longer use Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate to name hurricanes. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Coral Bay, on the eastern end of St. John, is home to an active sailing community. For months, the Coast Guard has been using a crane boat and barge to retrieve sunken vessels. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Irma Rivera Aviles and her husband Ivan Martínez live in a tight-knit working-class community called El Pueblito in Cataño. Their community flooded during Hurricane Maria leaving their house damaged with a hole in the roof. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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'We Don't Feel Safe Here': Building A Post-Hurricane Life In Puerto Rico

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A house tipped on its side, with several boys standing in front, after the Great Galveston Storm in Texas. The storm remains the worst natural disaster and the worst hurricane in U.S. history. Library of Congress hide caption

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The Tempest At Galveston: 'We Knew There Was A Storm Coming, But We Had No Idea'

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Planes are parked at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Tuesday. The airport, which had been closed since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, opened with limited service on Wednesday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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With Rain Lessening In Houston, Airports And Ports Begin Opening

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A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Hermine forming in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. The storm is expected to make landfall north of Tampa late Thursday night or early Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center says. NASA/NOAA GOES Project hide caption

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Hurricanes Lester, Madeline and Gaston (from left to right) are seen from the International Space Station on Aug. 30. NASA Johnson YouTube/NASA composite hide caption

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Vincent Schaefer, one of the General Electric scientists who worked on Project Cirrus in the 1940s, makes snow in the lab using dry ice. General Electric hide caption

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