D.C. braces for Hurricane Sandy

Officials have urged residents to use common sense to deal with Hurricane Sandy, what has been called an unprecedented weather event, that has closed schools and government offices and left people up and down the East Coast preparing for power outages and collapsed roofs before a single raindrop fell.

Sandbags sit outside the doorway and outdoor chairs and tables have been moved into an alcove of a business along Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in anticipation of high water levels from Sandy, the super storm that is expected to hit the area Sunday night or early Monday morning. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Sandbags sit outside the doorway and outdoor chairs and tables have been moved into an alcove of a business along Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in anticipation of high water levels from Sandy, the super storm that is expected to hit the area Sunday night or early Monday morning. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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