Sid Kalmas stands guard over his hotel after the Caribbean area was swept by Hurricane Hugo, Sept. 20, 1989, Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. The yacht in background was dumped there by Hugo, which proceeded to cause massive damage in South Carolina when it hit the mainland. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Kids bike in an area without grid power or running water about two weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through the island on October 5, 2017 in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage including most of the electrical, gas and water grid as well as agriculture after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, swept through.
DELCAMBRE, LA - SEPTEMBER 26: A "No parking" sign states the obvious as shown on a driveway near a trailer park flooded by Hurricane Rita September 26, 2005 in Delcambre, Louisiana. Rita, a category 3 hurricane, hit the land near the Louisiana/Texas border, causing flooding and wind damage throughout the region. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 12: Neighborhoods are flooded with oil and water two weeks after Hurricane Katrina went though Louisiana September 12, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina hit the region on August 29, 2005, causing numerous deaths and severe property damage in Louisiana and Mississippi. (Photo by Carlos Barria-POOL/Getty Images)
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This photo supplied by the National Weather Service shows the flooded town of Pahokee, Fla., following a Sept. 16, 1928 hurricane. The water topped seven feet in Belle Meade and eleven feet in homes near the lake. More than 2,000 people perished. A recent study by a state-hired panel of experts revealed that 85 miles of the dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee part of which was dedicated in 1961 by former President Herbert Hoover, is in imminent danger of failing in another major hurricane, threatening up to 60,000 residents. After Hurricane Katrina submerged New Orleans, the task of repairing the dike has taken on new urgency. (AP Photo/National Weather Service)
In this September 1900 file photo, a large part of the city of Galveston, Texas, is reduced to rubble after being hit by a surprise hurricane Sept. 8, 1900. More than 6,000 people were killed and 10,000 left homeless from the storm, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. (AP Photo/File)