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Mayor Vincent Gray and local safety officials held a press conference Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at the headquarters of the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency to announce preparations for Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm" that is due to affect the Washington, D.C. metro area, with hurricane-force winds as early as 8 a.m. Monday morning. The mayor announced that D.C. Public Schools would be closed on Monday. Fairfax and Prince George's counties have also closed schools in anticipation of the storm. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Mayor Vincent Gray and local safety officials held a press conference Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at the headquarters of the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency to announce preparations for Sandy, the so-called "Frankenstorm" that is due to affect the Washington, D.C. metro area, with hurricane-force winds as early as 8 a.m. Monday morning. The mayor announced that D.C. Public Schools would be closed on Monday. Fairfax and Prince George's counties have also closed schools in anticipation of the storm. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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