HOUSTON (FOX 26) - This extremely cold weather is now deadly. Houston police chief Art Acevedo says two people died overnight because of exposure to frigid temperatures. One man was found dead early this morning near Minute Maid Park.
Another man was found dead a couple hours later on Richmond Avenue near Spur 527.
The chief is urging the homeless to seek shelter. The American Red Cross opened a warming center. The Salvation Army's emergency shelters are open, and they won't turn anyone away.
METRO is offering free rides to the homeless to shelters, the warming center and the sobering center. If you need one call 3-1-1.
The chief says there's no reason not to get shelter.
On the Factor to talk about the conditions young people who are homeless face during the freeze is Kimberly Upchurch with the Covenant House and Angel Broadnax, a young person who knows about not having a roof over her head.
For more information on Covenant House visit www.covenanthousetx.org Covenant House is located at 111 Lovett Blvd, Houston, TX, 77006.