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.

Department of Public Works employee Bobby White, left, hands Norman Wood a sandbag to place into a District resident's car outside of Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Residents waited in long lines for their allotted five sandbags to try to protect against flooding from Hurricane Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm" that is going to hit the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Department of Public Works employee Bobby White, left, hands Norman Wood a sandbag to place into a District resident's car outside of Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Residents waited in long lines for their allotted five sandbags to try to protect against flooding from Hurricane Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm" that is going to hit the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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