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Nice afternoon with a couple of small showers as weak front moved back north as a warm front. Some fog again tonight but should be more low clouds as enough wind should keep the fog from being to widespread. An upper level disturbance will pass north of the area late tomorrow with T-storms in northeast Texas. Big question is will the ...


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Homeless trying to survive the cold

BEAUMONT - by Lauren Huet

With below freezing temperatures hitting Southeast Texas tonight, it's important to bundle up. While many people can stay inside and turn the heat up, people without homes have to find other ways to keep warm.

William Mullins lives in a tent camp in Beaumont. This morning Mullins joined a long line of people outside of Some Other Place, all waiting for the doors to open and a hot lunch to be served. Mullins says having a hot meal is even more important on a cold day.

"It warms on the inside you know," said Mullins, "that and coffee."

He knows the cold is on its way and already has a plan on how to weather the frigid night.

"Well we got an open fire that I'm going to be standing by until I go to bed, and then I have a whole bunch of blankets that I'm going to get under in a tent," said Mullins.

Mullins says a group of people came by Weiss Park earlier and handed out blankets, tarps, and tents. He's very grateful.

"I'd tell them thank you," said Mullins. "And I'd sit there and tell them it's a blessing for people like that to come out to the homeless and give them that."

Although the Salvation Army is opening its doors to people who need a place to spend the night and get out of the cold, Mullins prefers not to go.

"Well sometimes the Salvation Army gets too loaded, so tonight I'd rather stay in my tent," he said.

While Mullins prepares for the cold, he offers a word to the wise.

"Everybody that's outside needs to bundle up real warm, because it's going to be cold tomorrow, and tonight," said Mullins.

And if you don't bundle up, Mullin's offers a bleak outcome.

"You freeze," said Mullins.



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