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Baltimore is opening six shelters throughout the city for people who need to take refuge during Hurricane Sandy.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says Baltimore Housing will open the shelters starting at 9 a.m. Monday.

City residents are being encouraged to shelter-in-place during the storm, but officials say that those who need the shelters should come and bring medications and other supplies.

The shelters are located at Forest Park, Patterson and Edmondson high schools, as well as Oliver Community Center, Baltimore Junior Academy and the War Memorial Building at Lexington and Gay streets.

Getting around the city will take some planning, though. The Charm City Circulator will be suspended throughout the storm, and several intersections of the city are also closed due to expected flooding.