NJ Governor Chris Christie called a "state of emergency" today, as the FRANKENSTORM approaches the Northeast. "I am urging all New Jerseyans to take every possible and reasonable precaution to ready themselves for the storm’s potential impact...We should not underestimate the impact of this storm. We have to be prepared for the worst here.” He mentioned that his daughter Bridget asked him this morning, "You're not going to cancel Halloween like you did last year, Dad?" His response was that it was too early to say.

Among other things, Christie called for a mandatory evacuation, starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, for barrier islands, from Sandy Hook South to Cape May, including Atlantic City casinos. He added that residents could be without power for more than a week if the current forecasts are correct. He also noted that he had canceled plans to campaign for Mitt Romney in Nevada on Tuesday: "I am here and I'm going to be here."

In case you're having flashbacks to Hurricane Irene and 2011, it's important to note that Christie did not mention whether residents needed to get the hell off the beach, so we can't say for sure whether you should continue trying to maximize your tan.