And you should always but always listen to Sophia Petrillo.

The President has a similar warning:

Via a White House press release, Obama added that his first message to Americans "to take this very seriously and follow the instructions of your state and local officials, because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days."

And don't forget about your pets:

Things you can do right now:
Put a collar with visible identification on your pets, including indoor-only pets
Keep pictures of your pets on hand for identification purposes. Ideally, you should also be in the photo
Create a pet emergency kit (see below) and refresh the items every few months
Talk to your neighbors about how they can help your pets if you are not at home when disaster strikes
Create a list of hotels that allow pets
Plan on evacuating about 100 miles inland

This emergency supply kit should include:
Three-or-more-day supply of food in airtight, waterproof container, and drinking water
Bowls for food and water
Current photos and physical description of your pets, including details on markings
Medications, vaccination records and pet first aid supplies
Comfort items such as a toy and blanket
Small garbage bags
For dogs include: leash, harness and a sturdy carrier large enough to use as a sleeping area
For cats include: litter and litter box and a sturdy carrier large enough for transport

Stay safe, East Coast.