Much of the emphasis on Saturday for those preparing for Hurricane Sandy appears to have been in stocking up on necessities to ride out the predicted aftermath.
On Long Beach Island and in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, most of the homes were quiet on Saturday -- locked up, as they have been since the summer tourist season ended.
Some came in from Pennsylvania and New York to gather belongings and make sure everything was packed up, but most of the homes simply wait for the coming storm. Plywood or other covering for windows was seen sporadically.
In Seaside Park, fishermen gathered on the beach for the Hudson River Fishermen's Association's annual fall surf fishing tournament, casting clams and lures into the building waves.
Take a look at a few photos from Saturday's preparations.