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.

A stuffed "Jason" replica from the Friday the 13th movies sits on a bench next to a stack of sandbags that line the stairway to a basement apartment in the Bloomingdale neighborhood off of Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. D.C. residents in this neighborhood are particularly concerned about flooding issues from Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm," which is expected to hit the area sometime tonight. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

A stuffed "Jason" replica from the Friday the 13th movies sits on a bench next to a stack of sandbags that line the stairway to a basement apartment in the Bloomingdale neighborhood off of Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. D.C. residents in this neighborhood are particularly concerned about flooding issues from Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm," which is expected to hit the area sometime tonight. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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