Baltimore closings ahead of Sandy are widespread, so make sure to check with your location to find out if it is open before you go.

Rain started coming down heavily this morning, and now, as of 11:30am, wind is picking up, and Sandy now has gusts of 90 mph happening in her midst.

My husband’s grandmother’s power already went out, so he picked her up to be here with us and not alone in the dark throughout the storm.

If you have somewhere you were supposed to be today, make sure to call and check to see if they are open.

Many places are closed. Schools are closed, many stores, restaurants and the like are also closed. Early voting is also closed.

The Governor has asked us to stay off the streets as of noon.

Please heed his warning.

Be safe.