South Carolina Flooding

A truck rests off a washed out road outside of Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Destruction from California wildfires now tops 1,000 homes

Scorched trees and burned vehicles and the remains of homes cover the landscape Thursday Sept. 17, 2015, in Anderson Springs, Calif. The Valley fire that sped through Middletown and other parts of rural Lake County, less than 100 miles north of San Francisco, has continued to burn since Saturday despite a massive firefighting effort. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)

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California town told to prepare to leave as wildfire surges

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, a home burns near Mokelumne Hill, in Jackson, Calif. Another round of evacuations has been ordered as wildfires continue to rage in the central and northern part of the state. (Andrew Sent/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

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Helicopters Pluck Residents to Safety as Rains Lash Japan

PHOTO: People inside houses wait to be rescued as the houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

PHOTO: People inside houses wait to be rescued as the houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

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China explosion: Tianjin death toll rises in port blasts

Cars at used car lot utterly devastated by explosion

Cars at used car lot utterly devastated by explosion.

At least 50 people are known to have died, and more than 700 injured, following two major explosions in China’s northern port city of Tianjin

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