Buy PhotoDana Jensen/The DayDiane Papadakas, left, of New London and her dog, Chloe, turn away as a wave hits the wall below them while talking to Ron Freno of Waterford while watching the waves come in along Pequot Avenue in New London Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Papadakas lives within view of the beach area and was trying to decide wether to evacuate or not. Her home is on a hill, so she is not concerened about water but worried about the stronger winds that will arrive later in the day.
Buy PhotoSean D. Elliot/The DayColton Faria, 17, and Morgan Arnold, 18, wade through the floodwaters at Cottrell and Washington Streets in Mystic Monday, October 29, 2012.
Buy PhotoSally Stapleton/The DayEmployees with Allied Tree Experts of Mystic, including owner Steven David, back to camera extreme left, were on East Shore Ave., in Groton Long Point for high tide Monday morning, Oct. 29, 2012. David said his employees would remain there to keep roads open for emergency vehicles for the next 36 hours.
Buy PhotoDana Jensen/The DayChristine Carpenter of East Lyme, left, and Deb Ware of Norwich take photos of the surf as the wind from Hurricane Sandy begins to pick up in the area of Pequot Avenue in New London Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Carpenter and Ware stopped by the beach area on their way into work at L&M Hospital. Moments later the New London Police came through and cleared people away from the area.
Buy PhotoDana Jensen/The DayKim Costanzo, left, starts to put her cat, Rex, into a pet carrier next to a sofa piled high with plastic bags filled with some of their belongings to keep them high off the floor if water enters the home. Costanzo and her daughter, Jenny Costanzo, were preparing to evacuate their home in the Crescent Beach area of Niantic Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 as water was beginning to cover their backyard and make its way up the street near the home.
Buy PhotoSean D. Elliot/The DayColton Faria, 17, and Morgan Arnold, 18, wade through the floodwaters on Washington St. in Mystic Monday, October 29, 2012.
Buy PhotoSean D. Elliot/The DayA fire truck blocks West Beach Rd. for a downed tree limb in Westerly Monday, October 29, 2012.
Buy PhotoSean D. Elliot/The DayThe waters of Winnapaug Pond wash across Weekapaug Rd. in Westerly Monday, October 29, 2012.
Buy PhotoTim Cook/The DayStorm watchers at McCook Point Park get a little too close of a look at the waves being churned up by Hurricane Sandy in Niantic Monday Oct. 29, 2012.
Buy PhotoTim Cook/The DayDave Goodwin of Old Saybrook tries to "work from home" on his laptop in the emergency evacuation shelter in the gymnasium at Old Saybrook High School as evacuees fill the shelter to capacity to ride out Hurricane Sandy Monday Oct. 29, 2012.
Buy PhotoSean D. Elliot/The DayNew London Animal Control Officer Tonya Kloiber, right, and Montville ACO Chris Martel transfer dogs from the New London shelter into Martel's van after a tree fell on the shelter in Bates Woods smashing through roof Monday, October 29, 2012. ACO Mike Martin, who was at his desk when a limb from the falling tree came through near him, and seven dogs in the kennel, were unharmed.
Buy PhotoTim Martin/The DayTom Fiore of Pawcatuck, examines the damaged glass facade of Miceli's Furniture on High Street in Westerly during storm Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Fiore is a close friend of the furniture store owner and is keeping an eye on things until he arrives.
Buy PhotoDana Jensen/The DayAmaury Sloan, 4, left, makes his mother Juel Harris, far right, sister, Alandra Williams, 8, second from right, and their friends Joey Bonhomme, 9, left center, Marvens Larouche, 4, far left, and Laika Larouche, 6, all of New London laugh while eating in the cafeteria of Winthrop Elementary Magnet School in New London Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 where they are clients of the Red Cross shelter. The Larouche children were at the shelter with their mother, Michelle Larouche, and Bonhomme was with his mother, Marie Hector.
Buy PhotoDana Jensen/The DayFrank Noto, left, and his wife, Gloria Noto, of Old Lyme work puzzles and read to pass the time while at the Red Cross shelter located at the East Lyme Middle School Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
Buy PhotoDana Jensen/The DayDonna Constable, left, of Niantic and their dog, Remy, a 9 year-old doberman, watch her son, Declan Constable, 13, play ball with their other dog, Milo, a 8 month standard poodle, in the pet shelter located downstairs in East Lyme Middle School where they are clients of the Red Cross shelter Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. The pet shelter is run by the Waterford/East Lyme Animal Shelter.
Buy PhotoTim Cook/The DayNew London Firefighters clear a tree to help evacuate the residents at 565 Montauk Ave. as the Connecticut shoreline gets bombarded with high winds from Hurricane Sandy Monday Oct. 29, 2012.
Buy PhotoTim Martin/The DayThe fishing vessel "Annie S" rocks against the dock as water rises over the top of the Stonington Town Dock causing concern with fisherman as high tide approaches Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.