Sunday afternoon the sky grew dark and the wind picked up as people throughout the area prepared for Hurricane Sandy.
The Old Lighthouse at Stonington Point got decked out in plywood, fishing boats relocated to the Mystic River and businesses and residents boarded up windows, moved outdoor furniture inside and headed to the store.
"I think it's going to be bad," Jeff Pollard, of Noank said.
On Sunday, Pollard helped Ford's Lobster pull out every other plank from its docks. Last year, during Irene, the waves crashed up under the planks and since the water had nowhere to go, it took down docks, Pollard said.
The Weather Channel seemed to agree with Pollard. Meteorologist Reynolds Wolf broadcast from Mystic for most of the day before heading to New York City to report on the storm.