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Director Expects Full House at Des Moines Shelter

Posted at: 02/21/2013 6:53 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The head of Iowa's largest homeless shelter says the center will be packed because of a snowstorm moving through the state.

Tony Timm, executive director of Central Iowa Shelter in Des Moines, says 150 emergency beds already were full at the shelter on the edge of downtown by midday Thursday.
 
He expects there will be about 40 people who will sleep in chairs at the shelter. Many of them have been living in homeless camps along the Des Moines River.
 
Timm says, "It's going to be miserably cold and the snow adds an extra hurdle."
 
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2/21/2013 5:51:35 PM (GMT -6:00)