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Officials Criticized For Sending Residents Out In The Cold

(Portland, OR) -- Multnomah County is still dealing with backlash after closing emergency warming shelters over the weekend. On Friday, the county opened five shelters as temperatures dropped below the emergency threshold of 25-degrees. Saturday morning, temps rose to about 30-degrees, which is above the threshold, prompting the county to close the shelters at 8 a.m. There was still freezing rain in the area at the time and residents took to Twitter and Facebook, berating local officials for their lack of compassion.

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