(KCEN) -- The super storm scenario is putting the eastern seaboard on alert at this hour.
Point Pleasant, New Jersey, where the storm is expected to be much stronger and on top of the storm surge, may see up to 11 inches of rain on top of it.
In New York 370-thousand people who live in low lying areas of the city are being told to leave for their own safety.
The order comes at an awkward time, as the city will also be suspending bus and subway services tonight at 7:00 PM.
In Massachusetts officials expect the entire state to feel the effects of Hurricane Sandy, beginning early Monday morning.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says, "The National Weather Service expects very strong and damaging winds, major coastal flooding and significant beach erosion. Although the entire commonwealth will experience Hurricane Sandy, we are in contact with coastal municipalities in particular about the need for them to have evacuation plans in place."
Sandy is expected to be larger and last longer than Irene.
That storm ripped through the same region last year causing billions of dollars in damage and leaving millions without power.