City hall to erect emergency shelter for homeless

31-01-2012

Prague City Hall has said it will erect an emergency shelter for the city’s homeless in order to provide some protection in the freezing cold weather. Ten homeless people have already died of exposure in the Czech capital this winter and the worst bout of arctic weather is still to come. Meteorologists say that night time lows at the close of the week could drop to minus 35 degrees Celsius and according to some forecasts the freezing cold weather could last until mid-February. There are over three and a half thousand homeless people in the Czech capital and its few facilities for the homeless are bursting at the seams.