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 stack up sandbags outside of Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. DPW gave out some 10,000 bags Saturday at RFK to District residents and had 5,500 more on Sunday. People were allowed five bags per residence. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Department of Public Works employees stack up sandbags outside of Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. DPW gave out some 10,000 bags Saturday at RFK to District residents and had 5,500 more on Sunday. People were allowed five bags per residence. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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