Severe weather shelters open this weekend

PORT ORCHARD — Due to expected freezing weather conditions, the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management said it will activate the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan this weekend, Feb. 17-18.

Three shelters will be open Monday, Feb. 12. Hours of operation will be from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. except as noted for the Village Green location. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9 p.m. If no guests have checked into a shelter location by 9 p.m., that location will close for the evening.

The locations are:

Port Orchard United Methodist Church

725 Kitsap St.

Port Orchard

Silverdale United Methodist Church

9982 Silverdale Way

Silverdale

Village Green Community Center

26159 Dulay Rd NE

Kingston

(This location open from 6 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.).

The severe weather shelters serve all citizens in Kitsap County who require safe overnight refuge when hazardous weather conditions are expected, said Dave Rasmussen of the Department of Emergency Management.

He said further activations will be weather dependent. For more information about the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelter Program, call 211 or Kitsap County Emergency Management at 360-307-5871.

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