East Coast emergency management teams are bracing for Hurricane Sandy's 100 mph winds.
A meteorologist for Weather Underground called the hurricane a "perfect storm," and predicted that it could cause $1 billion or more in damage from North Carolina to Massachusetts.
The storm could make landfall in Virginia as early as this weekend.
Folks in the storm’s expected path should have a three day supply of water on hand, or one gallon per person per day, enough for drinking, cooking and some bathing.
They should also have at least a 3-day supply and food that doesn’t need electricity to prepare it.