In New York City busses and trains have shut down and folks are preparing for what could be days without power. WCAX reporter Keith McGilvery is in the middle of it all. He was in the city for a wedding this weekend and is now stuck.
Flood water, wind and rain are storming up the East Coast. States of Emergency are in effect in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
"It's a big deal for New York. We haven't had a hurricane like this ever that I can imagine, I have been here my entire life," said Kevin Ahern, who rents a winter home in Killington.
In parts of New York City mandatory emergency evacuations are in place and tens of thousands are without power. Schools and subway service were canceled Monday and trading on the floor of the New York stock exchange was called off. Now folks are stocking up on essentials, for what could turn into days without power.
"Last night I went out grocery shopping -- lines are pretty long -- all out of bread, had to buy bagels instead -- water was all sold out. I have a deck -- tied down the grill, all the outdoor furniture," Ahern said.
The storm surge is slated to hit more than 11-feet, topping what was seen during Irene. Vermonter and Ethan Allen train service as well as a number of flights to and from Vermont have all been canceled.
The storm is slated to be at its worst starting later on Monday.
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