A man from Lochmaben who now lives in Washington has described his experience of Hurricane Sandy.
"People here are calling it 'Frankenstorm'. I've been out here for 15 years and this is by far the worst i've ever seen. I think coastal areas were hit worst with the storm surge.
"Whenever there is severe weather there is massive panic- good luck getting milk or toilet paper right now."
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