"Hopefully, it's not going to be as bad but we're not going to stay," he said today. "Got to think of my family first."
With temperatures dropping into the mid-30s overnight, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged those without power and heat to head to shelters and warming centers. The mayor also closed parks, playgrounds and beaches.
Police pleaded today for people to seek out shelters, which were making room for residents by carting out bulky bags of donations.
United, the world's largest airline, suspended most New York City service starting at noon. American Airlines was shutting down in New York at 3 p.m. today and also stopped flights to and from Philadelphia at noon.
Since the superstorm made landfall more than a week ago, it has claimed the lives of more than 100 people in the U.S.
ABC News Radio and the Associated Press contributed to this report.