Hi There It's Sabrina,

Virginians are battening down and stocking up ahead of hurricane Sandy.   State leaders say the powerful storm will bring strong winds, heavy rain, and power outages over several days.  A state of emergency is in effect.  The National Guard is on alert.  In Richmond shelters are being opened.  We've got news about the City's floodwall at 11.

Plus the mad dash for supplies is underway.  Residents are cleaning out store shelves of food items, water and batteries among other things.  Generators are also going fast and motorists are filling up gas tanks.   We've got some critical storm prep tips and the latest on Sandy's  Eastern Seaboard advance  tonight at 11.