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Homeless woes amid frigid temperatures
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The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has confirmed 29 weather-related fatalities since a State of Emer-gency was declared Feb. 16. This includes nine deaths which are hypothermia related.With frigid temperatures, providing shelter for the homeless becomes a pressing concern as local UCHRA director Kim Luton can attest.“I’d say we’ve helped 15 people just in the past week,” said Luton of the homeless situation in Warren County. “These are people out on the streets with nowhere to go and they are out there for a number of circumstances.”Luton said some people seeking emergency housing had been staying in their cars but can’t brave the temperatures when they approach single digits.