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Homeless shelters prepare for single digit temps

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The drastic drop in the temperature is a big problem for the city's homeless.

Shelters are flying their white flag as they prepare to take in hundreds of people overnight. Any time the temperature drops between 35 degrees or hit above 90, operation white flag goes into effect.

When you see the flag flying, it means shelters are open to anyone needing to get out of the cold.

The bitter cold temperatures are dangerous for people stuck out in the cold. They are at risk of frostbite, hypothermia, or even death.

"If citizens see someone under a bridge or out in the elements they can always call us and we'd be glad to go try to pick them up try to bring them into shelter," said Nina Mosley, from Wayside Christian Mission.

The shelters are also looking for volunteers during the winter months. They need people to donate their time, or any winter clothes they may have.

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