Posts Tagged ‘hurricane sandy’

Wendy Rieger: Still the Best

Is there anything NBC4's Wendy Rieger can't do? Her coverage of Hurricane Sandy made the storm bearable ("It just goes all flat...Kinda like my datin’ life."), and now she's started swearing on-air!
An early return from commercial break yesterday caught Rieger saying, "Shoot the shit, it's really funny." Later that day, Rieger apologized for the slip.

On D.C. United, the MLS Playoffs, and Hurricane Sandy

D.C. United will host its first Major League Soccer playoff game in five years on Saturday night, after MLS forced the team to swap dates in a two-game home-and-away series with bitter rivals Red Bull New York, whose stadium in Harrison, N.J., was left without power by Hurricane Sandy. Originally, United was scheduled to play at [...]

Start-Up Offering Free Storage for D.C. Sandy Victims

Hurricane Sandy wasn't too bad in Washington—even Bloomingdale got off easy. But if your home was damaged, Austin, Texas-based start-up Sparefoot wants to help.
The company, which collects self-storage unit listings, is offering a $100 voucher for a month of free storage space in the Washington region for Sandy victims. To qualify, just book storage through [...]

The Needle: After the Storm

Adios, Sandy: This second Hurricane Sandy day-off was nice, wasn't it? Even if you had to work, there was a relaxed, Sunday-after-a-sleepover feeling. +3
The Candy Constituency: What is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton giving trick-or-treaters tomorrow? She won't tell the Post, but insists, “I’m giving away what kids want—candy.” +1

Mayor Declares Schools Open Tomorrow, Halloween Back On

Bad news, kids: Mayor Vince Gray announced today that D.C. public schools are reopening tomorrow after being closed for two days for Hurricane Sandy. On the plus side, though, the mayor says trick-or-treating should be fine.
At an afternoon press conference, Gray said that there should be no weather issues tomorrow during what he described as [...]

District Line Daily: Metro Returns

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How did everybody weather the storm? Washington seems to have come off relatively well, considering [...]

Wendy Rieger’s Rehoboth Beach Hotel Room Is Well Stocked With Crackers and Sausage

Day One of Hurricane Sandy belonged to NBC 4's Wendy Rieger. Sadly, the station still has not posted the video of Rieger's awesome Rehoboth Beach rooftop soliloquy yesterday. (The shoutout was nice, NBC 4, but we want the Mascara Tape online, pronto!)
A producer did, however, release this Wendy gem into the wild. Rieger takes the [...]

The Needle: Storm Lockdown

The Waiting Game: For all the excitement in the build-up to a hurricane, there's an awful lot of waiting around when it actually hits. How enjoyable that waiting is, though, depends a lot on whether you still have electricity. -2
No One Storm Should Knock Out All This Power: According to Pepco's outage map, 5,000 customers [...]

Yet Another Modern Convenience Falls to Hurricane Sandy

Trains, buses, Bikeshare—is there any form of transportation Hurricane Sandy will leave for people foolhardy enough to go out in this storm? Apparently not.
In an email to customers this afternoon, car-sharing service car2go announced that no new rentals could start after 7 p.m. tonight. Additionally, no cars can be abandoned in the following flood-prone zones:

Southwest [...]

No Metro Service Tuesday Morning

As you could have probably guessed from all the other shutdowns planned for tomorrow, Metro just came out with news that bus and rail service will not resume tomorrow morning.
Exactly when Metro service will return is unclear—but it could be sometime tomorrow. According to a release from the agency, no announcements will be made until [...]

Mayor: D.C. Government, Schools Closed Tomorrow

Update, 3:47 p.m.: The federal government is closed in D.C. tomorrow, too.

And so the cascade of Tuesday closings begins. Both D.C. public schools and local government offices will be closed tomorrow due to Hurricane Sandy, according to Mayor Vince Gray.
Amtrak has already announced that it's canceling Northeast service tomorrow. As for Metro, the transit agency [...]

Photo: Standing Water

16th and Lamont Streets NW, October 29

Pepco Reporting Almost 3K Customers Without Power

Hurricane Sandy has just started in earnest, but Pepco's outage map is already reporting almost 3,000 customers without power, most of them in the District.
According to the company, 2,851 customers have lost power so far. Of those, 1,667 are in D.C., with the rest in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.
To the south, Virginia utility Dominion [...]

NBC 4’s Wendy Rieger: The Only Reason to Watch TV Today

Wendy Rieger of NBC 4 is covering Hurricane Sandy from a hotel in Rehoboth Beach. Here she is in the bathroom, showing the effects of the wind inside the building. Later she went up to the roof. She ended that dispatch with a philosophical note about the need for waterproof mascara. It was awesome.
Update, 4:38 [...]

Shirtless Hurricane Horse-Man Wishes He Had Worked Out More

When Bloomingdale resident Jimmy Kruyne spotted an NBC 4 camera crew in his flood-prone neighborhood this morning, he saw a chance to appear on the news for a few laughs. So he threw on shorts, shoes, and a giant horsehead mask, and walked into some pre-Sandy Internet fame.
While the footage has taken off in the [...]