Officials on the shoreline seem especially aggressive this time around as another similar sized storm moves up the coast one year later.
Some of the residents' homes in East Haven are still under construction and on Friday, crews were boarding up windows and doors at several homes along the shore.
"It gets so tumultuous out here, you see sea weaves crashing over the wall and right up to your house," said Kenny Barber of East Haven.
Kariann Price's home was damaged by crashing waves caused by Hurricane Irene last year.
"It started rising up over the seawall about the seawater, crashing over and broke up concrete and it started to rush up and down like marshmallow" she said.
Neighbors are worried about pieces of concrete being thrown into their homes.
"Now they're broken up, they're ready to ship on over and waiting to hit anything full impact," Price said.
Many towns held afternoon meetings Friday to talk about their strategy, if the storm hits.
East Haven, West Haven and New Haven all say they will be communicating with residents over the weekend, especially if mandatory evacuations become a factor.
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