Posts Tagged ‘Superstorm’

DC Emerges from Frankenstorm

October 30, 2012

DC Emerges from Frankenstorm

In Washington, it’s time to mop up after Hurricane Sandy with some local links:

“Spared brunt of the storm, D.C. region starts to return to normal,” Debbi Wilgoren, Fredrick Kunkle and Jeremy Borden, Washington Post

“DC Misses the Worst of Sandy,” Tom Bridge, WeLoveDC.com

“Area begins cleanup after Sandy,” WTOP News

“Metro announces limited restoration of rail, bus service,” WMATA press release

The storm did not pass without important  civic consequences, however:

“It’s Final: High Heel Race Pushed Off Until Thursday,” Martin Austermuhle, DCist

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Hurricane Sandy Goes to Washington

October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Goes to Washington

Hurricane Sandy is storming her way into the Nation’s Capital. Emergency shelters are open, the subway is closed, and taxicab fares have an extra $15 storm surcharge.

The Federal and DC governments, Metro, and area schools were closed Monday and will remain closed Tuesday, but at least some folks in this town have a work ethic and sense of duty. There are still sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and the Annual High Heel Drag Race will clatter down 17th Street on Tuesday as scheduled. Is this a great country, or what?

Update:

“It’s Final: High Heel Race Pushed Off Until Thursday,” Martin Austermuhle, DCist

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Sandy: What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

October 29, 2012

In 1938 a surprise category 3 hurricane killed 600 people in New England and 60 more in New York City. It looked a lot like Hurricane Sandy.

“The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 [aka the Yankee Clipper and Long Island Express] was the most destructive storm to strike the region in the 20th century.”
— “Sep 21, 1938:The Great New England Hurricane,” History.com

“Where will Hurricane Sandy rank in the history of New York storms?” Oren Yaniv, New York Daily News

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