Heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Sandy have prompted the following closings in Howard County:

Monday:

Howard County public schools

Howard Community College

Howard County government, including courthouses, libraries and Department of Recreation and Parks facilities and programs

Columbia mall

Columbia Association facilities, including pathways, programs and meetings

Early voting sites

Tuesday:

Howard County public schools

Howard Community College

Howard County government, including courthouses, libraries and Department of Recreation and Parks facilities and programs

Columbia Association facilities, including pathways, programs and meetings