Let’s see…Hurricane Sandy, with all her power and threatening ability to destroy most of everything in her path, is currently working her way up the East Coast ready to hit land somewhere in the metropolitan DC area or thereabouts.
The federal government has announced it is shut down for Monday and so is Amtrak, most of the schools in DC, Maryland and northern Virginia and Metro bus and rail service.
Everyone I know has gone to the grocery store, filled up their gas tanks, cleaned out their gutters and stairwells and is bracing for one horrific storm. My son is being evacuated from Yorktown, Va to Richmond and also a friend who lives in Bethany Beach, Delaware is being evacuated inland to safer ground.
No one is quite sure what to expect but it looks like it’s going to be bad. Rain is falling right now, not too hard but it is steady. Based on my experience with other hurricanes coming through this area, I would say it’s a sure bet that we lose power. A survey recently showed that PEPCO is thought to be one of the worst utility company ever in the DC metropolitan area and has been rated as the most hated companies because of its poor service and willingness to raise rates. So my low expectations say that being without power is will probably be days not hours.
Please stay safe everyone!