Severe weather shelters open Wednesday Dec. 20

Due to the anticipated freezing weather conditions the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management will activate the county’s Severe Weather Shelter Plan.

Three shelters will be open Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. 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 as follows:

Port Orchard United Methodist Church

725 Kitsap St.

Port Orchard, WA

Silverdale United Methodist Church

9982 Silverdale Way

Silverdale, WA

Village Green Community Center

26159 Dulay Road NE

Kingston, WA

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

The severe weather shelters serve all citizens in our area who require safe overnight refuge when hazardous weather conditions are expected. 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.