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.

William Howland, left, the director of the Department of Public Works, has a private conversation with the mayor during a press conference Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 to discuss the preparations the District is making in anticipation of Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm" that is expected to hit the area by Monday morning. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

William Howland, left, the director of the Department of Public Works, has a private conversation with the mayor during a press conference Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 to discuss the preparations the District is making in anticipation of 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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