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Shelters bracing for the cold weather

We're bracing for another cold night, though not quite as cold as Wednesday morning's record lows that caused south Georgia shelters to be packed. The Salvation Army shelter in Albany was at capacity.

More than 100 people showed up for breakfast Wednesday morning. The dinner just started at 6, and those needing a place to sleep can start checking in at 7.

The shelter has beds for 47 people, but has room for many more. Major Kelly English says the breakfast this morning was the biggest one they've had in a while.

Temperatures were actually as low as 19 degrees here in Albany--the lowest they've been in November in almost 50 years. It is expected to get a little warmer heading in to the weekend, but the Salvation Army is always open.

"As the temperature goes up sometimes we'll see just a slight fall off in numbers but we're prepared. That's what we are. When weather is good or bad, our door are open and we're here to serve," said Major Kelly English of the Salvation Army.

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