If you live in the North East, you've probably already made your storm preparations. But if you haven't, the National Weather Service has a message for you: this is a life-threatening storm, so get ready. Obama echoed the message today, and declared a state of emergency in DC, Maryland, Massachusetts and New York.
Hurricane-force winds are expected to hit the following areas: New Jersey, especially the Southern Coast (at the center of the storm's path), New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, and southern Cape Cod, MA. In New York City, schools and public transport have been closed and evacuation centers set up.