(KCEN) -- As Hurricane Sandy approaches millions of Americans are bracing themselves for the storm.
From North Carolina up to New England people are getting everything from sand bags to food and water for a storm expected to be bigger and last longer than Irene.
Which ripped through the same corridor last year causing billions in damage and leaving millions without power.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says, "Let me just be real clear on this at the end: we should not underestimate the impact of this storm and we should not assume the predictions will be wrong."
In New York City officials will decide whether to shutdown the subways, tunnels and bridges.
Near Philadelphia there is concern about 6 oil refineries, which houses 7 percent of the nation's capacity.