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 employees get sandbags out of red trailers outside of Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 to hand out to District residents. DPW handed out about 10,000 bags Saturday at RFK and had an additional 5,500 on Sunday. D.C. residents were entitled to five sandbags each for each residence. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Department of Public Works employees get sandbags out of red trailers outside of Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 to hand out to District residents. DPW handed out about 10,000 bags Saturday at RFK and had an additional 5,500 on Sunday. D.C. residents were entitled to five sandbags each for each residence. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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