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Extreme cold this month in Baltimore has resulted in deaths; homeless shelters filled, trains delayed Thursday

Extreme cold this month in Baltimore has resulted in deaths; homeless shelters filled, trains delayed Thursday

Baltimore’s homeless shelters were brimming with guests as city outreach teams urged people to go inside to avoid hypothermia when temperatures plummeted to the single digits Thursday.

City officials were working to stave off cold-weather deaths after low temperatures have already claimed at least 17 lives across Maryland this winter. Six people have died in Baltimore, including at least three since Jan. 22, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

At least four people who died from the cold were experiencing homelessness, including one in Baltimore who had been living in an abandoned building, the city’s homeless services director Jerrianne Anthony...

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