It just started raining here in New York. The winds will start picking up after midnight, climaxing around 11:00am Sunday at ~70 mph (Category 1/Tropical Storm). Parts of Long Island are being evacuated, mainly on the southshore, but also on the northshore. I live about a mile from the Long Island Sound on the northshore but my area should be safe. I'm unsure about the details about Toronto.
Mayor Bloomberg ordered mandatory evacuations in parts of NYC, mainly around the downtown.
There seems to be too much paranoia, but I guess it's better to be safe than sorry. Going to Coscto, Lowes or Home Depot is a nightmare. Even supermarket shelves are somewhat empty. There was actually no water whatsoever in the store yesterday. Here is the most extreme scenario: Hurricane models prepare New Yorkers for worst-case storm scenarios – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs