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New Haven opening warming centers for homeless

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

The city of New Haven is bracing for brutal temperatures this weekend while keeping an eye on those who do not have a place to go.

Numerous flyers were printed so people can hand them out at the train station and other locations popular with the city's homeless population.

In addition to the overflow and emergency homeless shelters, the city will open two warming centers through the weekend.

The one at the AME Bethel Church on Goffe Street will open at 9 a.m.

Church on the Rock on Hamilton St. will open at 10 a.m.

"Our police department will actually be out going to the areas where we know where homeless area and making sure they understand the risk here, a serious risk that someone bring outside for a prolonged period of time could suffer frostbite, hypothermia, and even death," said Rick Fontana, of New Haven Emergency Management.

Residents seemed pleased about the warming centers.

"You do find of feel bad about that, there should be something to help them out, because it is really cold out here and no matter who you are, you have the right to be warm and safe," said Shanaya Bradley.

The city is reminding anyone who needs a place to call 2-1-1.

For a full list of warming centers, click here

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