David Brooks clears leaves from a gutter along a section of Rhode Island Avenue that has been prone to flooding from big storms in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest, Washington, D.C., Monday, October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the Washington, D.C. region. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

David Brooks clears leaves from a gutter along a section of Rhode Island Avenue that has been prone to flooding from big storms in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest, Washington, D.C., Monday, October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the Washington, D.C. region. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)