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(NEW YORK) — As the temperatures fall below freezing in New York, homeless people will be pulled off the street and sent to shelters.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order to “protect homeless individuals from inclement winter weather where temperatures decline to 32 degress or below.”

In the order, the governor said police and local service districts should direct homeless people to shelters across New York where the state has over 77,000 emergency shelter beds.

According to New York City’s Department of Homeless Services, over 57,000 homeless people are living in shelters in the city.

The order will go into effect on January 5.

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