OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) -- For folks along the shoreline the threat of another major storm hits very close to home, after many shoreline towns were battered by Tropical Storm Irene and the Autumn Nor'Easter.
Like most marinas Oak Leaf in Old Saybrook is pulling boats for winter storage.
A process moving into high gear with the possibility of a major storm heading this way. Winter workers are getting called in early this year. News 8 also ran into a few folks who had already planned to pull their boats before this weekend and they're glad they did.
"How big is your boat," asked News 8's Tina Detelj.
"So it could cause some damage," said Detelj.
"Yeah, always has the potential," said Jake Griswold, of Branford.
Griswold was headed to his marina in Branford while Owen O'Neill pulled his boat from a New London slip Thursday morning. The only thing he had left to do was collect his lines and head home. He doesn't expect the Connecticut shoreline will get hit too hard.
"But it's good that we have pulled it," said O'Neill. "We don't have to worry about it now."
At Burr's Marina they've already started pulling boats out for winter storage. It is a much more involved process than just pulling boats out of water for an upcoming storm. Folks tell News 8 they will wait until Saturday to find out exactly where the storm is going to hit before they go into storm mode.
And if they have to go into storm mode it will be a very busy weekend.
"What's your prediction for this storm," asked Detelj.
"I'm thinking it will be 25 mile an hour winds if we even get that," said O'Neill.
Wishful thinking for many folks who still have their boats in the water and for those who have to get them out if Sandy storms the shoreline.
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