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.
Silverdale United Methodist Church
9982 Silverdale Way
Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Rd NE
(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.