Some homeless toughed out the storm on Lubbock streets - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Some homeless toughed out the storm on Lubbock streets

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By James Clark - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Despite an offer for a warm place to stay Tuesday night from the Salvation Army, some of Lubbock's homeless chose to rough it themselves out in the cold.  A KCBD NewsChannel 11 Photojournalist captured video of the homeless in tents overnight as temperatures dropped to 2 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Wind chills of 18 degrees below zero were measured by the National Weather Service in Lubbock.   Winds were gusting up to 28 mph and the audio of the wind captured on video sounded very much like a blizzard. 

At least six tents were visible at the corner of Broadway & Avenue Q.  EMS tells KCBD NewsChannel 11 that no ambulances were called to that location overnight.

During such dangerous weather, the Salvation Army not only opens their shelter to anyone, even those who have no photo I.D., but volunteers offer hot coffee, blankets, gloves, socks and other items to those who choose to stay on the street.

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