quality posts: 3
DC area - we were told to expect a lot of rain & very strong winds, kind of like the derecho (which was a first-ever!!!!) this summer but for half a day to a day and a half.
Got very lucky, as the winds were far below predictions and the rain was only very strong at times - and no thunder or lightning. Was basically a very long rainstorm and not nearly as bad as the one a year ago September that flooded a lot of local roads. Between that other rainstorm and the derecho, seems like most of the weak trees here were culled - very few came down near us during Sandy. Schools were cancelled Monday & Tuesday and many were told to stay home and work from there but we mostly had to wait in case - and thankfully "in case" didn't happen. Luck and pre-culling more than anything. The derecho made a huge mess here; Sandy was mostly a delay.
We have family originally from NYC and know people still in the NYC area and so have been watching things up there closely; it's a mess. Unreal how much water got into the subways and underground garages :-<
tons o' screaming monkeys (yay!)
almost no Box of Cobwebs in the past few years (boo :-< )