BROOKLYN - With a hurricane warning in effect for the city, shelters opened today around Brooklyn to accommodate thousands of evacuees who live in low-lying areas.

Eighteen shelters and evacuation centers have opened in Brooklyn, including one at Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, which can accommodate about 500 people. City officials are urging residents to get to the shelters or make plans to stay with friends or family before mass transit is shut down on Saturday at noon.News 12 BK Weather CenterEmergency InfoNYC Evacuation Zones