People lined up at the pumps and at hardware stores looking to fill up on fuel and stock up on the bare essentials.
We are still days ahead of Sandy's potential impact and already the lines have begun to form at area gas stations.
The Stop and Shop Gas Station on Main Street in Glastonbury as well as the Citgo on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington saw a steady stream of customers Friday evening.
"I thought it would start tomorrow," one driver said. "I'm not surprised. Everybody is looking at the weather."
Irene and the October snow storm are still fresh on people's minds. Most don't want to get caught on empty this time around.
People were also stocking up on essentials.
Batteries, flashlights and generators were hot items inside Katz Hardware in Glastonbury.
There were close to 400 requests for generators on Friday. The store is waiting for a new shipment.
But unlike the days leading up to the last two storms, they are finding it harder to get their hands on supplies.
"This time it's hitting the whole coast, so that means a lot of the supplies are getting depleated through the all the warehouses out there," Bob Krieger, of Katz Hardware, said.
Stores were already running low on D batteries.
Many said they are trying to be more prepared than they were last year.
"I don't want what happened last year, to happen this year," Alice Gott, of East Hartford, said.