Hurricane Sandy Slams Washington, D.C. — PICTURES

Oct. 28, 2012, 11:55 a.m.

With a week to go un­til Elec­tion Day, Hur­ricane Sandy pummeled the east coast on Monday, and in the Wash­ing­ton area it has left in its wake downed trees and power lines, flood­ing, and tens of thou­sands without power.

Here are the scenes from the na­tion’s cap­it­al.

Send your pic­tures to read­ers@na­tion­al­journ­ for the chance to have them fea­tured in this gal­lery.

Re­lated: Aer­i­al Views of the New Jer­sey Coast, Obama Tours Af­ter­math