Have you looked at a thermometer lately? It’s C-O-L-D out there!

For some, the cold is a minor inconvenience, fixed with the crank of the thermostat.

But for those living on the streets, extreme cold can be deadly. Last year, for example, one cold February night in Atlanta claimed the lives of four homeless people.

Such tragedies have prompted shelters and communities nationwide to jump into action when the mercury drops. In fact, many communities have developed cold weather contingency plans to ensure that nobody is left outdoors in the bitter cold.

While people are bundled up inside, here’s a sampling of the great emergency work taking place now across the country

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