Inclement Weather

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  Last Updated March 8, 2019 at 1:10 p.m.


The Courthouse and County Offices are operating on normal schedules Friday, March 8.

Severe Weather Shelters open through the weekend

Due to anticipated freezing weather conditions the Kitsap County Severe Weathers will be activated. 

Please note location and operating times and days for each location:

Gateway Fellowship, West Wing Building
18901 8th Ave NE
Poulsbo, WA
Open Fri & Sat from 6 pm until 7 am

Port Orchard United Methodist Church
725 Kitsap St
Port Orchard, WA
Open Fri, Sat, &Sun from 6 pm until 7 am

Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Rd NE
Kingston, WA
Open Fri, Sat, &Sun from 6:30 pm until 6:30 am

Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9 pm. If no guests have checked into a shelter location by 9 pm, that location will close for the evening.

The severe weather shelters serve all people 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.

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.