Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, four Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Thursday, December 30. Additionally, special measures are being taken at the shelters to prevent the spread of viruses, including COVID-19.Hours of operation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. except as noted for the Village Green location. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 8 p.m. If no guests have checked into a shelter location by 8:00 p.m., that location will close for the evening. The locations are: Village Green Community Center 26159 Dulay Rd NE Kingston, WA This location is open from 6:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Port Orchard United Methodist Church 725 Kitsap St Port Orchard, WA
Gateway Fellowship, West Wing Building18901 8th Ave NE Poulsbo, WA Silverdale United Methodist Church 9982 Silverdale Way Silverdale, WA Those needing transportation to the closest shelter can call 360-373-3000 to arrange for a ride before 7 p.m. The severe weather shelters serve all people in our area who require safe overnight refuge when hazardous weather conditions are expected. Further activation will be weather and volunteer dependent. Call 2-1-1 for information about the Severe Weather Shelter Program and details on how to receive text message notifications when the shelters open.