US snow storm hits DC homeless

Volunteers struggle to help six thousand rough sleepers through the cold weather.

    Those hardest hit in what was worst snow storm to strike Washington DC in 30 years were the district's homeless.

    While most DC residents found warmth and comfort in their homes in the wake of "Snowmageddon", for Washington's six thousand homeless people the storm was a life-threatening situation.

    The US capital does have an emergency hypothermia hotline during winter months and volunteers are taking action to help, but finding enough shelters to accommodate the large number of homeless has proved challenging.

    Al Jazeera's Todd Baer reports from Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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