As tens of millions of people in the eastern third of the U.S. prepare for rainfall from Hurricane Sandy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York City will suspend its bus, subway and commuter rail service Sunday evening ahead of the storm.

“You don’t want to be over panicked and overly prepared, but you want to be prudent and do what’s necessary," Cuomo said, indicating that the transit system will close at 7 p.m. ET.