Local ties to Superstorm Sandy

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This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 shows Hurricane Sandy off the Mid Atlantic coastline moving toward the north with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Idaho residents are keeping their eye on Superstorm Sandy.

"This is quite a storm. Having been raised in Connecticut, went through a hurricane in the early 60s, we've been watching and learning about the Frankenstorm they have been calling it, " Jonathan Hatch of Boise said.

Hatch says he's been keeping in touch with his relatives. His nephew, Jonathan herman, lives in Stratford, Connecticut.

"There's quite a bit of wind outside sustained at like 40-45 mph, gusts up to about 50 or 60, the whole neighborhood is shut off, the town is shut off the coast is ravaged with flooding," Herman told KBOI Monday.

Herman says cities, including his own, are under curfew for a good reason.

"Downed power lines, downed trees, they want emergency vehicles to have right of way regardless of anything happening."

Herman says Connecticut got lucky with this storm, but that's not what residents of Staten Island, New York are telling KBOI.

"Trees down, almost all of Staten Island, we are very surprised we still have lights, almost all of Staten Island is in the dark. They almost lost everything. They say in the tri-state area over 2 and half million people have lost lights," Terry McHugh told KBOI.

McHugh was dealing with 80 mph wind while speaking to KBOI on the phone.

"It almost sound like, it's crazy it sounds like a train, you hear it going and it's like a roar."