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Published October 29, 2012, 03:49 PM

Washington DC Prepares for Sandy

A Stephen, Minnesota man is preparing as Hurricane Sandy is about to hit Washington DC where he has lived for nearly 20 years. From Washington to Boston, subways, buses, trains and schools are shut down and more than 7,000 flights grounded across the region of 50 million people.

A Stephen, Minnesota man is preparing as Hurricane Sandy is about to hit Washington DC where he has lived for nearly 20 years. From Washington to Boston, subways, buses, trains and schools are shut down and more than 7,000 flights grounded across the region of 50 million people.

Hundreds of thousands of people are under orders to move to higher ground to await the storm's fury. Kevin Price, a graduate of Stephen High School now works for American Crystal Sugar in the downtown area near Capitol Hill and he says it's like a ghost town. With the subway system and government shut down the streets are desolate as people stay home in preparation for this massive storm. Price lives in Arlington where their main concern is about all the trees toppling over and hitting power lines. People have been lining up at grocery stores in preparation for possible power outages and being stuck at home at least through tomorrow. The storm is expected to hit Washington D.C. throughout today into tomorrow with some areas receiving as much as eight inches of rainfall. Price says he never expected a storm like this to hit the area. Businesses are also closed today as the storm hits DC and several low-lying areas have been evacuated.

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