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About the Severe Weather Shelters
The severe weather shelter program provides safe warm beds to stay overnight for people in need during severe weather events Nov 1st – Mar 31 in Kitsap County. This shelter is available for single adults, parents with children, families, and teens.

The shelters will open if the following conditions are met:

• if temperatures are expected to be at or below 32 degrees for four or more hours and one or more successive days and/or

• if snow accumulation is expected to exceed one inch or more for more than two days and/or

• if there are two or more successive days of one inch or more of rain.

• shelters may also activate when high wind warnings are issued.

Opening a shelter is also dependent on the shelter being fully staffed by volunteers for the night. The weather is monitored for severe weather conditions by Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management.



Download the Severe Weather Shelter Information Flyer

Download the KITSAPSWS Get Notified flyer

Is the Shelter Open Tonight? - Dial 211 Poster

How to Volunteer

Interested in helping those who live without homes to find shelter when temperatures drop outside?

Prospective volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and pass a background check.  Apply online through the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management. 

Volunteer References

Visit the volunteers and staff information page with reference videos and manuals here

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Severe Weather Shelter Locations

For more information contact:

   Carl Borg, Program Manager
   360-979-6027 or ceborg@kitsap.gov

   Virginia McCaslin, Grants Program Analyst
   360-979-6358 or vmccaslin@kitsap.gov

   Cory Derenburger, Division Specialist
   360-337-7287 or cderenbu@kitsap.gov

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