Severe Weather Shelters Open

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions, three Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are open Saturday, December 25 with a fourth shelter in Poulsbo open on Sunday December 26. 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 Building
18901 8th Ave NE
Poulsbo, WA
This location is open only on Sunday, Dec. 26

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 anyone in our area who requires safe overnight refuge when hazardous weather conditions are expected. Further activations are weather 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.