Hurricane Sandy Leaves Barely a Dent on Washington DC

Posted: Nov. 6th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

It's starting to look more and more like a winter vacation to the east coast means focusing the trip on Washington DC. With Hurricane Sandy hitting most tourist hotspots like New York City quite heavily, the capital has been left relatively untouched, less a few inches of rainfall. If you're looking for a wintery American getaway, DC might just be your best bet. 

The nation's capital appeared to have escaped the worst of the mammoth storm Sandy on Tuesday, although concerns remained about the potential for severe flooding along the Potomac River.

Washington, D.C., suffered high winds and rains that brought down trees on some homes and flooded a few roads. But the area got off lightly compared to New York City and New Jersey, where Sandy came ashore on Monday night.

More than 4 inches of rain fell over the course of the storm in Washington, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. Although Sandy has moved on, weather officials said flooding was still a concern.

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