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.

George Hawkins, general manager of D.C. Water, says he doubts there will be a drop in water pressure but gave people instructions to save bottled water just in case. He joined the mayor and other safety officials to discuss the District's preparations for Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm" that is expected to hit the area by Monday morning. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

George Hawkins, general manager of D.C. Water, says he doubts there will be a drop in water pressure but gave people instructions to save bottled water just in case. He joined the mayor and other safety officials to discuss the District's preparations for Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm" that is expected to hit the area by Monday morning. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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