Working by flash and candle light during Hurricane Sandy
Fairfax, Virginia -
Day three of Hurricane Sandy's assault upon the United States has reached as far north as Maine, as far south as Florida and as far west as Michigan. More than seven million homes are reported to be without power as the destructive powers of this 'Frankenstorm' has even caused the closure of New York City's cherished Broadway theater district.
Here at home, in the Northern Virginia region, hundreds of thousands of homes currently rest in darkness … sans the lucky few taxing their generators to the nth degree. High winds and pounding rain over the past 48 hours have left most of us without. In fact, the only reason you're reading this now is because I've been conserving my laptop for all but the essentials.
I only wish there were a few more flashlights and candles in the cupboard.
Federal and commercial operations will again go quiet as we brave through yet another 24 hours of the storm. NRA Headquarters, along with the National Firearms Museum and the NRA Headquarters Range, will also be closed.
As the storm relents and power returns, don't forget to check on the neighbors. Despite all the warnings, chances are that the wake of Hurricane Cindy caught a few by surprise. A knock on the door followed by a "are you guys all right?" will be welcomed greeting in almost any neighborhood.
If anything breaks, and I still juice left in the wireless hotspot and flashlights pictured above, we'll be sure to let you know.
Until then, be safe out there.