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  Last Updated February 22, 2019 at 5:30 a.m.


Severe Weather Shelters open through Sunday

Due to anticipated freezing weather condition's the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelters are activated. Four shelters will be openthrough Sunday, February 24. Hours of operation are from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. except as noted for the Village Green location. Guests are not 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. Shelters are located at these locations:

Gateway Fellowship - Will not be opened Saturday, February 23
18901 8th Ave NE in Poulsbo

Port Orchard United Methodist Church
725 Kitsap Street in Port Orchard

Silverdale United Methodist Church
9982 Silverdale Way in Silverdale

Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Rd NE in Kingston
This location open from 6:30 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 are weather dependent. For more information about the Kitsap County Severe Weather Shelter Program, call 211.

Public Works storm response efforts

County road crews have been working 12-hours shifts since last Friday, responding to the series of snowstorms that hit Kitsap County. Read a summary of the Public Works storm response efforts online.

Rain and snow don't mix; Clear blocked storm drains 

Public Works Stormwater crews have also been busy during the storm. Their crews focus on clearing storm drains and ensuring our stormwater systems work effectively. This weekend calls for warmer weather and some percipitation. If you are able, and willing, you can lend a hand. Read the news release and learn more about how you can help.

Stay Connected during winter storms

Kitsap County offers many ways to stay connected during inclement weather. You can subscribe to automated email or text message updates by clicking the link above. You can also "Like" our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.


Need information about severe weather shelters?

Dial 2-1-1, visit or text KITSAPSWS to 898-211 to get the latest information about severe weather shelters in Kitsap County.


Video explains salt brine and winter weather prep

Public Works has produced an excellent video that explains how salt brine is used during snow and ice storms, and an explanation of the snow and ice response by County road crews. Click here to view it.