Some former Valley residents are weathering the storm in New York City.
It's a first of its kind experience for two Valley transplants on the East Coast and it's one they'll never forget.
Also PG&E is sending folks from the Valley to help out with the aftermath caused by the storm.
As the storm approaches in New York City, Valley transplants brace themselves for the worst.
Clovis native Denver Casado says this is his first hurricane. He says it's been very frightening for he and his wife. They're staying at a friends apartment after being evacuated. "They had vans driving around our neighborhood with big speaker phones just saying you need to evacuate from your area so we did," said Denver.
Denver says the winds are so strong he can feel the building shake but they feel fairly safe inside. "There's was definitely a sense of franticness, but now I feel like everyone is indoors and everyone is pretty safe, and most buildings are on levels so there's not a whole lot of danger of flooding inside the actual apartment."
Another Clovis native, Krisse Mansfield, wasn't evacuated until after this interview. But during our chat, the power was going in and out. "We're getting to that point where the storm is just getting really, really bad. Really bad," said Krisse.
So bad that officials are worried about the aftermath of Sandy, the damage it will cause.
In preparation, PG&E is sending 150 electric personnel to New York City to help restore power once the storm is over.
Denny Boyles with PG&E said, "We're able to send a crew that can do repairs here who can just as easily do repairs in New York City since the equipment is all very similar."