Enlarge Photo

Photo by: Mel Evans

Jerry Velez, top, Richard Caguilat, left, and William Disburger, right, remove a large sign from the Sea Shell Ice Cream shop in Wildwood, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. From the lowest lying areas of the Jersey shore, where residents were already being encouraged to leave, to the state's northern highlands, where sandbags were being filled and cars moved into parking lots on high ground, New Jersey began preparing in earnest for Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Happening Now