Shelters across the East Coast have been swamped as record low temperatures pose serious risks to the homeless population. Al Jazeera America reports that areas not accustomed to the cold have been hit particularly hard. "Temperatures that are so, so dangerous," said Janay Boyer of Georgia's Atlanta Mission, the city's largest shelter. "That's not a common situation for Atlanta. We are not even allowing people to stand outside while we do intake."
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